Summit County voters pass nicotine, tobacco sales tax


Cigarette smoking, health issues, nicotine, men smoking Graphics project

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

FRISCO, Colo. — Summit County residents have voted to pass a new sales tax to combat the use of nicotine and tobacco products.

The Summit Daily reported Tuesday that voters in the north-central Colorado county passed the ballot measure increasing the sales tax on cigarettes to $4 a pack along with a 40% tax increase for products including e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. Officials say the tax includes a 10% annual increase for four years through 2024.

The tax is expected to go into effect Jan. 1 with the first 10% increase in January 2021.

Some studies show a cost increase is the most effective way to reduce use of these products. Multiple other counties including Pitkin, Eagle, Glenwood Springs and New Castle voted on similar measures.

Most Read

Top Stories

More Home Page Top Stories