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Hearing Scheduled to Raise Maryland Tobacco Tax

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Maryland lawmakers will be discussing a proposal to raise the state's tobacco tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.
    
A hearing has been scheduled in the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.
    
The measure would raise the tax from $2 to $3. The bill also increases taxes on other tobacco products.
    
The bill would require the governor to include at least $21 million in annual funding for the Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program, starting in fiscal year 2018.
    
Maryland lawmakers last voted to raise the state's cigarette tax in 2007, from $1 a pack to $2 a pack.

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