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Measure 108 passage means businesses, customers will be paying increased tobacco taxes


November 11, 2020

With the approval of Measure 108 by Oregon voters last week, the state Department of Revenue is moving ahead with the implementation of increases in cigarette and tobacco taxes along with a new tax on inhalant delivery products.

As a result of the passage of the measure, the public will see the following changes beginning Jan. 1:

- The cigarette tax will increase by $2 per pack of 20 and $2.50 per pack of 25.

- Little cigars, collectively weighing less than three pounds per 1,000, will be taxed as cigarettes, will require an Oregon cigarette tax stamp, and must be sold in sealed packages of...

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