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Oregon Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes, Measure 44 (1996)

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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.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 44 (1996)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 759,048 55.91%
No598,54344.09%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The ballot measure title read:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

INCREASES, ADDS CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO TAXES; CHANGES TAX REVENUES DISTRIBUTION

The text of the measure can be found here.

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