Carbondale voters approved a new tobacco tax Wednesday, with 924 votes in favor and 381 against. The tax, which will go into effect on June 1st adds a $4 per pack increase to all cigarettes and imposes a 40% tax on other products containing nicotine. Smoking cessation products like gums and patches are not affected by the new tax.
Carbondale’s Town council also approved an ordinance in August 2019, requiring tobacco product retailers in Carbondale to obtain a license through the town. The ordinance also banned the sale of flavored tobacco products.