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Rebecca Rodriguez, co-owner of Hart Street Smoke Shop, adjusts a pricing sign on cigarettes at the Dyer store.

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The Republican-controlled Indiana House has approved a two-year state budget proposal that, among other provisions, increases the state's cigarette tax by 50 cents per pack, and imposes a new 10% sales tax surcharge on vaping products.

Under House Bill 1001, the tax hikes on smoking and vaping would take effect July 1, if they are not removed by the Republican-controlled Senate and are signed into law by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb.

This article originally ran on nwitimes.com.


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