Drapers & IPCPR Call on Maryland Consumers to Oppose HB 853 & SB 654!

Drapers and the IPCPR (International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association) are calling upon all Maryland tobacco enthusiasts to oppose House Bill 853 and Senate Bill 654. Both bills propose increasing the Other Tobacco Products (OTP) excise tax rate from 15% to 90%! Such a tax increase will effectively decimate retail sales of cigars and other premium tobacco products in Maryland.

Please take action NOW, contact your senators and delegates and express your opposition. Visit the IPCPR website here to view the Legislative Action Alert and contact your representatives.

– John Anderson, Matt Krimm & Paul Spence

P.S. Please take a moment to post a link to the Action Alert across your social media accounts and via e-mail. Without the consumer and voters voice, our challenge will be that much harder. Thank you!