Colorado Proposition EE results: Higher tobacco, nicotine tax approved
Coloradans voted to approve a tax increase on tobacco products and a new tax on vaping products such as e-cigarettes on Tuesday.
Proposition EE will increase the tax on a pack of cigarettes from 84 cents to $2.64 by 2027. Taxes on other tobacco products will also increase to 22% of the manufacturer’s list price by the same year, while nicotine products will increase by 62% of the list price by 2027.
As of 11:01 p.m., more than 1.8 million (68.4%) votes were in favor of the measure and 877,219 votes (31.6%) were opposed. About 83% of votes were counted.
“Our kids just won big,” said Jake Williams, executive director of Healthier Colorado in a statement. “Voters chose to make life-changing investments in our children by providing every kid with access to preschool and implementing smart policy to keep them from getting hooked on nicotine.”
Read more via The Denver Post.
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