INDIANA (WEHT) – Indiana could increase cigarette tax for the first time in more than a decade. A proposal discussed Monday would add $1 to the state’s current 99.5 cents per pack cigarette tax. Many health organizations and business groups have backed the tax as a way to discourage smoking and reduce the state’s high smoking rate.
The bill also would charge a 39% tax on the liquids used in e-cigarettes, which the sponsor says would be roughly equivalent to the cigarette tax.
(This story was originally published on February 1, 2021)