Georgia Ready to Consider Raising Tobacco Taxes

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In the United States, Georgia House Speaker Jon Burns said he was open to another healthcare proposal that has gone nowhere in the past – raising the state’s tax on tobacco products.

Georgia has the second lowest tobacco tax rate in the country.

“That’s one of the areas we’ll look at,” he said, reports WABE.

Burns has restructured the House committees in a way meant to encourage lawmakers to dig into complex healthcare issues, and he says a possible tobacco tax increase is an example of a healthcare policy that could bubble up from the committees.