Lawmakers to Consider Cig Tax Hike

SMOKING CIGARETTES COULD ACTUALLY GET MORE EXPENSIVE IN NEW MEXICO. THAT’S THANKS TO STATE LAWMAKERS WHO WANT TO RAISE THE TAXES ON BUYING CIGARETTES AS WELL AS VAPE JUICE FOR E-CIGARETTES.

DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKER CLEMENTE SANCHEZ TELLS KOB TV IT WOULD RAISE THE TAX ON A BOX OF CIGARETTES FROM A DOLLAR-66 TO A FULL 2-DOLLARS. IT WOULD ALSO UP THE TAX ON VAPE JUICE, A FORM OF SMOKING THAT’S BECOME POPULAR WITH YOUNG SMOKERS. THE MEASURE WOULD ADD AN EXTRA 5-CENT TAX PER MILLILITER OF VAPE LIQUID.

CURRENTLY, NEW MEXICO’S TAX ON CIGARETTES IS IN ABOUT IN THE MIDDLE WHEN COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE U-S.

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