Eagle County Tobacco Tax

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Voters throughout the Roaring Fork Valley overwhelmingly approved cigarette and tobacco taxes Tuesday.

Pitkin County and Eagle County approved an eventual 4 dollars-a-pack tax on cigarettes and a 40% tax increase on tobacco products. The city of Glenwood Springs voted to do the same thing. Pitkin County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Poschman said he was surprised that all the tobacco taxes in the area passed by such wide margins. 


Eagle County is proposing to raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco and nicotine products. And citizen pro and con opinions on the tax increase could end up in the hands of every Eagle county voter.