Oregon Cigarette Tax Increase, Measure 1 (January 1972)

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The Oregon Cigarette Tax Increase Act, also known as Measure 1, was on the January 18, 1972 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was approved, thus upholding the legislation. The measure increased the tax on cigarettes from four cents to nine cents per package.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (January 1972)
Approveda Yes 245,717 50.91%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

1. INCREASES CIGARETTE TAX - Purpose: This measure increases the tax on cigarettes from 4¢ to 9¢ per package.

ESTIMATE OF FISCAL EFFECTS: The annual recurring state revenue from this measure is estimated to be between 12 and 15 million dollars. There will be no increased annual administrative costs.


NO □ [2]



  • Citizens Against Raising Property Taxes[1]
  • State Senator Lynn Newbry
  • State Representative Stafford Hansell
  • State Representative Richard Eymann



  • Oregon Homeowners Association[1]
  • Senior Citizens Against Any Sales Tax
  • Students for Sensible Tax Reform
  • Oregonians Against Any Sales Taxes
  • State Senator Vern Cook
  • State Senator Harl Haas
  • State Senator Thomas R. Mahoney

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 2, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.