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Why Are States Not Increasing The Cigarette Tax?

The Centers For Disease Control Says That States are Behind In Increasing the Cigarette Tax

One of the best ways to help cut smoking is by boosting cigarette prices. However, a CDC report indicates fewer states are doing that.

15 states in 2009 raised their excise taxes, but only 8 states in both 2011 and 2010 did the same. While New Hampshire decreased it. The report states that increasing the tax reduces overall demand and helps stop teen from beginning. Only 1 in 5 teens smoke, but there is a drop-off of the decline.

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