Additional Omaha Cigarette Tax Takes Effect Tuesday

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

If you live in Omaha it's going to cost you more to light up in 2013. A three percent occupation tax on cigarette sales goes into effect January 1st.

The new tax is meant to raise roughly $35 million for the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s $370 million dollar cancer complex.

The City Council ended up approving a scaled down version of the original tax proposal, which was sitting at seven percent. The council expects to raise that $35 million over the next decade.

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