2/3 of Voters Support Increasing Ohio's Cigarette Tax
Most Ohio voters (64.5 percent) favor increasing the tax on tobacco products in order to offset an income tax reduction, as proposed in Governor Kasich's Blueprint for a New Ohio (HB 64). Strong voter support and other benefits of increasing Ohio's cigarette tax by $1.00 per pack and raising the other tobacco products rate to match are the subject of a coalition fact sheet published by The American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and American Lung Association. The coalition is encouraging the Senate to reinstate the cigarette tax increase, which was removed by the Ohio House during its consideration of HB 64.
Coalition fact sheet
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