New Tobacco Tax in Maryland Can Help Prevent Serious Illness

This past legislative session, Maryland made big strides in the fight to end tobacco use. After a veto was overridden, the Maryland tobacco tax has gone into effect, placing a state tax on e-cig products for the first time and raising the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. This additional revenue will be used for essential needs like supporting tobacco cessation programs, COVID-19 support funding, and making quality education accessible to all in Maryland.