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tobacco/vape tax going way up.

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    If/when this goes through cigars are going to cost a whole hell of a lot more. A lot of people buy cigars online anyway because of price, this will only make more. Not good news for local Tobacconists (or vape shops it seems). But those people are evil anyway right?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio would have the highest cigarette tax in the Midwest under a tax plan proposed Monday by Gov. John Kasich.

    Kasich wants to raise the per-pack tax from $1.25 to $2.25 and increase taxes on cigars and other tobacco processes to the same level as cigarette taxes — from 17 percent of wholesale cost to 60 percent. Anti-smoking advocates have lobbied Kasich for the $1-per-pack increase and tobacco tax equalization, arguing that higher taxes would both reduce the number of Ohio smokers and bring in revenue that could fund prevention and cessation programs.

    Electronic cigarettes would be taxed at the same level, generating $22.3 million over two years.


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