BASALT, Colo. (CBS4)– Voters in Basalt agreed to pass a tobacco tax increase in Tuesday night’s election.

The tobacco tax is similar to the one in Aspen.

151357868 Basalt Voters Approve $2 Tax On Cigarettes

(Photo by ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/GettyImages)

The tax will add a $2 tax on packs of cigarettes and a 40 percent tax on other tobacco products.

The money will be used for anti-smoking education in the town. The new tax goes into effect July 1.

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