Baltimore tax on e-cigarettes could be a lifesaver

People running for political office don’t normally promise to raise taxes, but the proposal now being pushed by Council President Brandon Scott, the Democratic nominee for Baltimore mayor, has broad appeal — and for good reason. This week, he introduced legislation that would impose a hefty 30% tax on electronic cigarettes, vape pens and similar devices, which is the exact same rate that Montgomery County has charged since it became one of the first jurisdictions in the nation to impose a tax on vaping products in 2015. (Balt Sun)

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