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Voter Forums 2020: Measure 108 (OR)

Measure 108 State

Measure 108: Increases cigarette and cigar taxes. Establishes tax on e-cigarettes and nicotine vaping devices. Funds health programs.

  • "Result of 'Yes' Vote: 'Yes' vote increases cigarette tax by $2 per pack. Increases cap on cigar taxes to $1 per cigar. Establishes tax on nicotine inhalant delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes and vaping products. Funds health programs. Approves other provisions.
  • esult of 'NO' Vote: 'No' vote retains current law. Cigarettes are taxed at current rate of $1.33 per pack. Tax on cigars is capped at 50 cents per cigar. Nicotine inhalant delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes and vaping products, remain untaxed.

General Notes about Researching Ballot Measures

Reminders when researching Ballot Measure Information

  1. Read arguments from multiple perspectives, not just the arguments of the perspective you are presenting.
  2. Be aware of your own (Confirmation) Bias:  what you personally believe will affect  both WHAT and HOW you search for information, and HOW you interpret the information you find, whether you intend it to or not.
  3. Use original sources whenever possible:  if someone quotes a statistic, WHERE did they get that information? This is especially true for comments in the Voters' Pamphlet, or information on BallotPedia.
  4. Research your sources....:  WHO is the person or organization making the claim?  WHAT might their reason  be for making those claims? WHAT, if anything, gives them credibility?
  5. ...but Don't Take Their Word For It : when researching a source, don't trust the "about us" page of the person or organization's website. Read laterally.  WHAT do other people say about the source?

 

Note on Voters Guides

Note: anyone may file an argument in the voters pamphlet, rules and fees for doing so are here (Multnomah County), and here (Statewide). Rules for for what is prohibited are here .  Postings are not Checked or Edited for accuracy.

Note: on rare occasions, citizens will file "Arguments in Opposition" as "Arguments in Support" (and vice versa) but phrased in a way as to resemble the type filed as. 

Example:  "Vote YES on Measure 24-601 if you think STEALING bread from hardworking small business owners should be legal."

Arguments AGAINST

Organizations Against

Organizations
Editorial Boards
Voters Pamphlet Arguments

(see "Note on Voters Guides")