Could a new nicotine tax pay for free preschool in Colorado? Advocates want to ask voters in November.
New taxes on a pack of cigarettes or vaping products would range from $1.20 to $2.60, depending on which version of the ballot proposal is selected. Currently, taxes are 84 cents a pack, among the lowest in the country.
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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