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Michael LaFaive: 'Prohibition by Price' Drives Cigarette Smuggling

January 9, 2013

It's no coincidence that states with the highest taxes on cigarettes have the highest rates of cigarette smuggling . . .

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It's no coincidence that states with the highest taxes on cigarettes have the highest rates of cigarette smuggling . . . and other crimes related to the trade in cigarettes to avoid high taxes, says Michael LaFaive of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

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Steve Stanek (sstanek@heartland.org) is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute.
sstanek@heartland.org