Maryland lawmakers will be discussing a proposal to raise the state's tobacco tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.
A hearing has been scheduled in the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.
The measure would raise the tax from $2 to $3. The bill also increases taxes on other tobacco products.
The bill would require the governor to include at least $21 million in annual funding for the Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program, starting in fiscal year 2018.
Maryland lawmakers last voted to raise the state's cigarette tax in 2007, from $1 a pack to $2 a pack.