Proposition EE asks voters to approve higher taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products and new taxes on vaping products. The tax paid on a pack of cigarettes would increase from $0.84 to $1.94 beginning next year, and gradually rise to $2.64 by 2027. Taxes on tobacco and vaping products would both gradually increase to 62% by 2027. Proposition EE was referred to the ballot in the final days of the 2020 legislative session as part of a deal backed by Gov. Jared Polis, who also championed a similar, unsuccessful nicotine tax measure last year.