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Illinois store owner charged in St. Louis with cigarette smuggling

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a Cook County, Illinois grocery store owner for allegedly purchasing millions of dollars of cigarettes at St Louis-area Sam’s Club stores at Missouri’s nationally lowest tax rate, and reselling them in Chicago for much higher profit using Illinois tax rates. 151 more words


Retailers, consumers not thrilled about proposed sin tax increases

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing to boost state liquor and cigarette taxes to address the state’s budget problems.

He wants to boost the tax on cigarettes by a dollar a pack and double the liquor tax. 381 more words


City Controller Finds Cigarette Tax Has Not Delivered As Expected

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An economic report released by the city controller shows cigarette sales in Philadelphia have fallen by 23 percent. Though that may be a good sign for health, the controller says it means less revenue from the cigarette tax. 181 more words


Tobacco tax increase hits smokers hard

With the governments goal to make New Zealand smokefree by 2020, prices rised again 10%

The quitline usually have an influx of people wanting to kick the habit around new years but this year they’re likely to have double the number of quitter’s with prices per packet rising to unaffordable rates. 29 more words


Industry Fears State E-Cigarette Tax Favors Smoking Over Vaping

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — Smoking has dropped to historic lows nationwide, but with that so has revenue from tobacco taxes.

In search of funds, states have increasingly turned to taxing electronic cigarettes. 110 more words


Cigarette smugglers taking advantage of Missouri’s low tax rate

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Smugglers are making thousands of dollars just by driving cigarettes from St. Louis to Chicago because tax rates make one pack of cigarettes $6 more expensive in The Windy City. 501 more words

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California Passes Prop 56 To Increase Cigarette Tax By $2 To Fund Health-Care

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Voters in California passed Proposition 56 and increased the cigarette tax by $2 a pack.

The revenue will go to fund health-care programs, smoking prevention, cancer research and school programs. 36 more words