Cuyahoga County cigarette tax increase heading to November ballot

Source: Kaitlin Durbin,

Published: June 4, 2024


CLEVELAND, Ohio — To support the arts, Cuyahoga County Council on Tuesday voted to send a proposed increase to the county’s cigarette tax to the November ballot.

It will be up to voters to decide whether to replace the 1.5-cent-per-cigarette rate first approved in 2006 with a new 3.5-cent-per-cigarette tax. The change would increase taxes on each pack of cigarettes from 30 cents to 70 cents.

Council passed the resolution unanimously. None of the members commented.

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