Bethel approves tobacco tax
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A cigarette tax ordinance was passed by Bethel City Council on Dec. 11. The per pack tax on cigarettes will be $2.21 and a 45 percent tax will be imposed on other tobacco products. The tax is expected to reduce tobacco usage in Bethel and thus reduce related health issues. The tax is expected to be implemented about 60 days after ordinance passage.