Congressional Democrats Introduce Bill To Increase Tobacco Taxes

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and several other lawmakers, introduced the Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2021 which would increase the federal tax rate on cigarettes, pegging it to inflation and setting the federal tax rate for all other tobacco products at this same level.

The bill would also tax e-cigarettes.

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