Hartford Tobacco Tax

It could soon cost you more to buy a pack of cigarettes in the town of Hartford. That's because Hartford city leaders are looking at a tobacco tax.

But, the idea is being met with criticism from some Hartford business owners. During the Hartford council meeting, Councilman Errie Sorrells said he was against such a tax and that it would only hurt local retailers.

Alabama cities without a tobacco tax have less than two months to approve such a measure.

If Gov. Riley's tax reform is approved by voters in September, the local tobacco option will be disallowed.

But, it will be "grandfathered-in" for those communities that already collect it.