Yes on 108
Join us this Wednesday to learn more about Yes on Oregon Measure 108
Measure 108 was designed to increase taxes on distributors of tobacco products and other nicotine delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes, at the following rates:
- cigarette tax at 16.65 cents per cigarette, which is an increase from $1.33 to $3.33 per 20-pack of cigarettes;
- e-cigarettes and other nicotine inhalants at a rate of 65% of the wholesale sales price; and
- cigar tax cap of 65 percent of the wholesale sales price, not to exceed $1.00 per cigar, which is an increase from $0.50.
Under the ballot measure, revenues would first be dedicated to the administration and enforcement of the tax. The remaining revenue would be dedicated to the Oregon Health Authority for medical and healthcare-assistance programs, including mental health services, tribal health providers, including Urban Indian Health Program, and other programs concerning tobacco and nicotine health issues.
Taxes from this bill would apply to such products on January 1, 2021.