Indiana State Representative Julie Olthoff introduced a bill (HB 1434) which would raise the wholesale tax on premium cigars and pipe tobacco by 15%! The bill is now pending before the Ways and Means Committee. State Rep. Olthoff believes tax increases are necessary to curb cigarette smoking, but also included a blanket Other Tobacco Products (OTP) tax increase that will raise the rate on premium cigars and pipe tobacco from 24% to 39%. Even FDA and NIH studies now show that these products are not part of the public health risks associated with nicotine addiction and youth access. Take Action Now, so that your state elected officials will know that you oppose HB 1434.