Maryland cigarette smokers would see the price per pack jump $1 and other tobacco users could see taxes more than triple under a proposal being considered by the state House of Delegates.
Maryland already has one of the highest cigarette taxes in the nation, and under a bill from Del. Eric Luedtke, D-Montgomery County, it would jump from $2 per pack to $3. The tax rate on other tobacco products would leap from 30 percent to 95 percent of their wholesale price.
By comparison, New York has the highest statewide cigarette tax at $4.35 per pack, and Virginia has the lowest at 30 cents per pack.