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Sky-high cigarette taxes are the new Prohibition: The consequences are eerily similar

Not only are high cigarette taxes ineffective, they can be costly for governments. Law enforcement devotes substantial resources to a largely futile effort. And New York lost somewhere in the neighbor... read more

Ontario urged to impose sky-high taxes on smokes

A new anti-tobacco strategy calls for sky-high increases in taxes, a forced reduction in tobacco retailers, a minimum purchase age of 21 and a ban on all smoking displays, including vaping paraphernal... read more

Tax tobacco sky high

the tax rate for beedis and other non-cigarette tobacco has reportedly not even been discussed, giving rise to speculation that they might be kept out of the demerit list altogether. The demerit list ... read more

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Tobacco taxes go sky high

William Parra smokes 12 packs of cigarettes a week, and no tobacco tax hike is going to stop him. He would rather cancel vacations and put off buying a new car — the government is not going to tell hi... read more


New York Loses $400 Million After Imposing The Nation’s Highest Cigarette Tax

New York is reaping the whirlwind of sky-high cigarette taxes with a wave of smuggling decimating the state’s revenue. New York holds the dubious honor of having the highest cigarette taxes in country ... read more

How New Yorkers are doubly burned by high cigarette tax

New York is No ... just as tobacco taxes climbed 190 percent. Jean Walsh, chief of investigations for Bronx DA Darcel Clark, says smuggling can be even “more lucrative than drug dealing.” Cig-tax love... read more

Ontario urged to impose sky-high taxes on smokes

A new anti-tobacco strategy calls for sky-high increases in taxes, a forced reduction in tobacco retailers, a minimum purchase age of 21 and a ban on all smoking displays, including vaping paraphernal... read more



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