tobacco taxes

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Wednesday, retailers and the public are invited to learn more about a proposed tobacco tax in Pitkin County. 


Pitkin County health officials are drafting language for a 2019 ballot question that would raise taxes on tobacco. Cigarettes would be taxed at $3.20 a pack, and all other tobacco products would see a 40% tax. 


Basalt’s New Tobacco Laws In Effect July 1

Jun 29, 2018
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Starting July 1, you must be 21 or older to buy tobacco products in Basalt.

Valley Roundup, Nov. 3, 2017

Nov 2, 2017

This week, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced its plans to reopen the Grand Avenue Bridge earlier than expected. On Tues. Nov. 7, ballots for the 2017 election are due. Aspen voters will decide on a tobacco tax and how the city will buy land in Woody Creek. Garfield County’s voters will decide whether or not to fund the county’s historical societies. And, on Monday, Aspen held an open house for the public to learn about the different options for replacing Lift 1A on Aspen Mountain.

The Reporter Two-Way: Aspen Tobacco Tax

Oct 26, 2017
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Aspen residents will see a tax measure on their ballot this election. The question asks voters to approve a tax on tobacco products. Reporter Alycin Bektesh joins producer Christin Kay to talk about the reasons behind the measure, and who it might affect.