Georgia House Proposal for Cigarette Tax Hike to Promote Public Health Runs into Anti-tax Buzzsaw

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Georgia smokers and vapers could be paying more for their nicotine habit under a pair of bills working their way through the state House.

This week, the House Subcommittee on Tax Revisions held its first hearing on House Bills 191 and 192, which would raise taxes on cigarettes and vape products respectively. The cigarette tax is expected to bring in $90 million, which would be dedicated to health care programs for Georgians. The subcommittee didn’t vote to move the bill along to full committee consideration. See more