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
Marlboro’s owners negotiated Colorado’s proposed tobacco tax hike — and it could help them dominate the cigarette marketJesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado attorney general sues Juul, claims vape company marketed to kids and downplayed health risksJesse Paul Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
Voters will decide in November whether all Colorado 4-year-olds can attend preschool starting in 2023Erica Breunlin Education Primary category in which blog post is published
In final hours of legislative session, Colorado Democrats bring bill to raise cigarette taxes, create nicotine taxJesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Menthol cigarettes, which would have been banned under the original legislation, account for more than 20% of cigarette sales in Colorado. Outlawing them would have been an enormous tax revenue hit
One potential spoiler: Gov. Jared Polis, who has shown a libertarian streak on health issues
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.
Vaping also has created a less discussed new environmental problem in discarded pens and the abundant pods that come with them
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
House Bill 1333 would have asked voters in November to approve a uniform 62 percent tax on nicotine products