Tobacco Issues in Connecticut
Cigarette and Moist Snuff Tax Alert!
Lawmakers are considering a proposal in Connecticut that would increase the price of cigarettes by 12%, or $0.45 per pack. Smokers in Connecticut already pay their fair share in taxes and fees totaling $444 million a year. And 38% of those taxes are paid by Connecticut residents who make less than $25,000 a year, thus, disproportionately impacting lower-income citizens.
Smokers have been the target of tax increases for years. This tax increase would be the third tax hike on Connecticut smokers in three years. That's unfair and it’s time to stand up and let elected state officials know enough is enough.
Connecticut lawmakers are also looking to increase the price of moist snuff by a whopping 200%. If adopted, Connecticut would have the second highest moist snuff tax in the northeast behind Massachusetts.
Such a huge increase is unfair and unreasonable! Your state elected officials need to know that this onerous tax increase goes too far and unfairly punishes moist snuff consumers.
Now is the time to take action. Tell your elected officials to vote against all tobacco tax increases. Let them know Connecticut tobacco consumers already pay their fair share to the state in taxes and fees.
Click the link below to send an email to your state elected official.
The excise tax on one pack of cigarettes in Connecticut is currently $3.65.
Take a closer look at the cigarette tax dollars being collected in Connecticut in FY2014.
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||Total Smoker Payments FY2014