The Oregon Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes Act, also known as Measure 44, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure increased taxes on cigarettes from 1.4 to 2.9 centers per cigarette, increased the tobacco products tax from 35% to 65% of wholesale costs and directed revenues to the Oregon Health Plan, tobacco use reduction and to the general fund.
| Oregon Measure 44 (1996)|
| Yes|| 759,048|| 55.91%|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The ballot measure title read:
|| INCREASES, ADDS CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO TAXES; CHANGES TAX REVENUES DISTRIBUTION
The text of the measure can be found here.