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Six Reasons Not to Raise Tobacco Taxes

November 1, 2003
By William L. Anderson

By shaking down tobacco companies a few years ago, state government made a devil's bargain. They made portions of their budgets dependent upon the sale of products that those governments claim people should not be purchasing.

two tumblers with liquor and a lit cigarrette

By shaking down tobacco companies a few years ago, state government made a devil's bargain. They made portions of their budgets dependent upon the sale of products that those governments claim people should not be purchasing.