Emails show negotiations involving Colorado governor, cigarette giant that led to tobacco tax hike
The emails obtained by The Sun were included in lawsuits filed in Denver District Court and federal court against Gov. Jared Polis and backed by the discount cigarette company Liggett Vector Brands Inc. seeking to invalidate a minimum-price clause in Proposition EE
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Discount cigarette makers file federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate part of Colorado’s Proposition EE
The companies say the so-called minimum-price provision unfairly benefits premium tobacco brands, like Philip Morris USA, whose parent company, Altria, helped negotiate the language in the ballot measure
Proposition EE will raise taxes on tobacco products in Colorado — with one very big exception
The ballot question, if passed, would actually reduce the taxes on one special subset of items, called modified-risk tobacco products, which tobacco giant Altria sees as the future of its business
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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.
Colorado attorney general sues Juul, claims vape company marketed to kids and downplayed health risks
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has been investigating Juul for about a year. His office worked with state health officials and a Denver-area school district on the probe.
In final hours of legislative session, Colorado Democrats bring bill to raise cigarette taxes, create nicotine tax
House Bill 1427 asks voters to gradually raise taxes on nicotine products over the next seven years. It was scheduled for a committee hearing before its text was posted on the legislature's website.
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.
If Congress doesn’t raise the tobacco-purchasing age to 21, Colorado lawmakers next year will try to
A pair of Democrats have already been working on legislation to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the state, which is currently 18 years old
Colorado communities do what state lawmakers wouldn’t: Raise taxes on cigarettes, vaping products
The initiatives, mostly in mountain communities, follow a new state law that allows them to license and tax cigarette sales without penalty
Colorado’s attorney general will investigate whether Juul marketed to kids, misled on smoking cessation
The probe comes amid policy and public-awareness pushes in Colorado around teen vaping. But Gov. Jared Polis isn’t on board with at least one of the plans -- banning flavored e-cigarettes
Jared Polis’ plan to ask voters for nicotine tax overwhelmingly rejected by Colorado Senate
House Bill 1333 would have asked voters in November to approve a uniform 62 percent tax on nicotine products
Opinion: Polis touted e-cigs as helpful. Now he backs bad policy that would put 62% tax on nicotine in vape fuel
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