Smokers in the Hoosier State may be paying more for cigarettes in the near future.
For the first time in more than a decade, Indiana Lawmakers are proposing a tax increase on cigarettes and imposing a new tax on vaping liquids. The proposal would double the state tax on cigarettes by adding a full dollar per pack to the current 99.5 cent tax.
The bill would also add a 39% tax on the liquids used in vaping and e-cigarettes which lawmakers say is roughly equivalent to the cigarette tax.
The bill, if passed into law would become effective on July 1st.