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City Proposing Big Tax Hike On Cigarettes, Tobacco

ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) - The city is considering a nearly $4 tax on a pack of cigarettes.

A ballot question for voters in November is being drafted.

If passed, it would also put a new 40 percent tax on chewing tobacco.

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Aspen already passed an ordinance raising the age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21-years-of-age.

That takes effect in 2018.

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