Result of 'Yes' Vote: 'Yes' vote increases cigarette tax by $2 per pack. Increases cap on cigar taxes to $1 per cigar. Establishes tax on nicotine inhalant delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes and vaping products. Funds health programs. Approves other provisions.
Result of 'NO' Vote: 'No' vote retains current law. Cigarettes are taxed at current rate of $1.33 per pack. Tax on cigars is capped at 50 cents per cigar. Nicotine inhalant delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes and vaping products, remain untaxed.
Summary: Under current law, a tax of $1.33 is imposed on each pack of 20 cigarettes, cigars are taxed at 65 percent of their wholesale price up to a maximum of 50 cents per cigar, and nicotine inhalant delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes and vaping products, are not taxed. Measure increases the cigarette tax by $2 per pack and increases the maximum tax on cigars to $1 per cigar. Measure provide for smaller cigars (sold commonly as "cigarillos") to be taxed like cigarettes. Measure establishes tax on nicotine inhalant delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes and vaping products, at 65 percent of the wholesale price. Tax on nicotine inhalant delivery systems does not apply to approved tobacco cessation products or to marijuana inhalant delivery systems. Revenue from increased and new taxes will be used to fund health care coverage for low-income families, including mental health services, and to fund public health programs, including prevention and cessation programs, addressing tobacco- and nicotine-related diseases.
|Major donations to Yes for a Healthy Future|
|09/09/2020||Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems||$500,000|
|07/13/2020||American Lung Association||$5,000|
|06/20/2020||Adventist Health System||$396,580|
|01/15/2020||American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.||$50,000|
|01/11/2020||Sky Lakes Medical Center||$352,460|
|12/27/2019||Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems||$500,000|
|12/02/2019||Grande Ronde Hospital||$201,400|
|11/27/2019||Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics||$857,016|
|11/25/2019||Samaritan Health Services||$652,560|
|11/20/2019||Kaiser Permanente - KP Financial Svcs||$919,908|
|11/18/2019||Legacy Health System CPC, LLC||$1,732,048|
|11/14/2019||Nurses United Political Action Committee (12987)||$200,000|
|11/14/2019||St. Charles Health System||$792,368|
|11/13/2019||Providence Health & Services||$3,296,948|
|Post Date: 2020-10-07 11:42:14||Last Update: 2020-10-02 16:00:52|