Marlboro’s owners negotiated Colorado’s proposed tobacco tax hike — and it could help them dominate the cigarette market
The ballot question, if approved by voters in November, would require a pack of cigarettes to be sold for no less than $7 starting in January. That could effectively hand more market share to Altria.
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Could a new nicotine tax pay for free preschool in Colorado? Advocates want to ask voters in November.By Ann Schimke News Primary category in which blog post is published
If Congress doesn’t raise the tobacco-purchasing age to 21, Colorado lawmakers next year will try toBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
House Bill 1333 would have asked voters in November to approve a uniform 62 percent tax on nicotine products
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Big tobacco is fighting Colorado’s nicotine tax bill with powerful lobbyists and a social media campaign
A company tied to cigarette-maker Philip Morris and popular vape brand Juul has spent thousands on social media ads against the tax hike. It’s also hired lobbyists from the high-powered Denver firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Coloradans may face 4 spending questions this year. Will new nicotine tax measure overload the ballot?
The proposal, announced Wednesday by Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic state lawmakers, would set a uniform nicotine tax at 62 percent. That would lift the taxes on a package of cigarettes to $2.49 from 84 cents.
Colorado is set to ban vaping where smoking is already prohibited, following more than a dozen other states
House Bill 1076 cleared its first committee on Wednesday with support from the medical community and restaurants