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Smoking High Excise Taxes on Vapor Products Could Be Coming to West Virginia

West Virginians would face extraordinarily high taxes on vapor products in state if Senate Bill 68 becomes law. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Ron Stollings (D) and Sen. Richard Lindsay (D), would increase taxes on liquid used in vapor products from 7.5 cents per milliliter (ml) to $1 per ml—an increase of over 1,300 percent. […]

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Massachusetts Flavored Tobacco Ban Has Severe Impact on Tax Revenue

Since June 1, 2020, Massachusetts has banned the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes. When signing the ban into law, Gov. Charlie Baker (R) argued that the ban, which is the broadest in the country, was enacted to limit youth uptake of nicotine products. While youth uptake is a very real concern which deserves the […]

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Indiana Lawmakers Consider Cigarette Tax Increase

Cigarette smokers in Indiana may be asked to pay a 200 percent higher state excise tax on their cigarettes if lawmakers move ahead with a recent proposal from legislative leaders. The current state tax rate is 99.5 cents per pack but the proposal would increase this rate to $3 per pack. That rate does not […]

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New York Lawmaker Looks to Sin Taxes Once More

This month, New York Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D) introduced A11123 which, if enacted, would increase the excise tax on ”other tobacco products” (including cigars) from 75 percent to 129 percent of wholesale value and the excise tax on vapor products from 20 percent to 48 percent of retail value. Excise taxes on tobacco products are […]

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Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling by State, 2018

Key Findings: Excessive tax rates on cigarettes in some states induce substantial black and gray market movement of tobacco products into high-tax states from low-tax states or foreign sources. New York has the highest inbound smuggling activity, with an estimated 53.2 percent of cigarettes consumed in the state deriving from smuggled sources in 2018. New […]

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Massachusetts Ban of Flavored Cigarettes Is Getting Expensive

On June 1, Massachusetts’ ban on sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, took effect. Flavored vapor products were already banned. When signing the ban into law, Gov. Charlie Baker (R) argued that the ban, which is the broadest in the country, was enacted to limit youth uptake of nicotine products. While youth uptake […]