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September 2, 2015
By Todd Nesbit
Legislation permitting counties to increase the excise tax on cigarettes was approved by the California Senate Thursday, August 27. Another bill — introduced the day before — would hike the state excise tax by $2.00 per pack.
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Government Spending
Taxes
January 14, 2015
By Todd Nesbit
This report, part of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Tax Foundation’s annual study of trends in interstate cigarette purchase behavior, lists and updates interstate smuggling rates for all 50 states.
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Economy
Alcohol & Tobacco
Taxes
Government Spending
February 17, 2014
By Todd Nesbit
As state and local units of government continue to hike cigarette excise taxes to raise revenues, smugglers apparently continue to profit from their illicit trafficking.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Taxes
Government Spending
November 19, 2013
By Todd Nesbit
Councilmen in the City of Chicago recently passed a 50-cents-per-pack increase in the city's cigarette tax, and with it a likely increase in smuggling and related crimes.Chicago now charges a tax of $1.18 per pack.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Taxes
January 9, 2013
By Todd Nesbit
Cigarette taxes have been in the news lately, and not just because politicians keep raising them. What’s new is that state and local levies have grown so onerous in some parts of the country that they almost could be called “prohibition by price.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
December 17, 2010
By Todd Nesbit
High tax rates on cigarettes are driving up the rates of illegal cigarette smuggling, according to a report by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Mich.The authors calculated that in 2009, more than half (51.
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Taxes
December 2, 2008
By Todd Nesbit
Between January 2007 and 2009, 21 of the 48 contiguous states — including tobacco state North Carolina — raised their cigarette taxes, producing a total of 27tax hikes. In 2010, tobacco state South Carolina and five other states did the same.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
 

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