Activists to rally for higher tobacco taxes

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Activists are set to rally for higher tobacco taxes later Wednesday.

Advocates and community and faith leaders will rally in Annapolis to support a set of bills that call for an increase in taxes on cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco.

Governor O'Malley's current budget proposal includes a large increase in taxes on cigars and smokeless tobacco.  It would raise the tax from 15% to 66% of the wholesale cost.

There is other legislation that has been proposed that would increase the cigarette tax by $1.

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