Let’s Rally! Speak Out on Federal Tobacco Tax Hikes

As if taxes on tobacco products weren’t high enough, lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are considering a massive increase in the federal excise tax on cigarettes, cigars, dip, and other tobacco products. Members of Congress are considering a proposal that would double the tax on cigarettes and cigars, and increase the tax on moist smokeless tobacco by almost 1,700%.

This federal excise tax increase would have serious implications for our industry, including our retailers, wholesalers, growers, and of course adult tobacco consumers. Last year alone, the government collected more than $44 billion in taxes and fees on tobacco.  Adult tobacco consumers already pay their fair share in taxes and should not be singled out to pay for programs intended to benefit everyone.

If you oppose these massive tax hikes, you can speak out by sending a message to your members of Congress today.

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