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Cigarette tax helps fund the arts in Cleveland

Aug 11, 2011
Every cigarette bought in Cuyahoga County gives a penny and a half to local arts and cultural organizations
Posted In: Taxes

Military tobacco - a follow up to our investigation

Jul 12, 2011
Last month on Marketplace, I published a report from my year-long investigation about how Army, Air Force and Coast Guard bases in more than a do...
Posted In: military, tobacco

Military underprices tobacco more than law allows

Jun 1, 2011
Smoking and chewing tobacco use in the armed forces is widespread. Yet many military bases break the rules and sell tobacco at big discounts.
Posted In: military, tobacco, cigarette

Military Tobacco: The story behind our investigation

Jun 1, 2011
A few years ago I found myself standing inside a Coast Guard Exchange in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, waiting for a friend to buy a bottle of...
Posted In: cigarette, military, smoking

NH opposes trend, considers cigarette tax cut

Mar 18, 2011
As many states face dwindling revenue, New Hampshire is the latest to lure out-of-state smokers with lower cigarette taxes -- a move that could fill budget holes.
Posted In: Retail, Taxes

NY cigarette tax puffs up prices

Jun 22, 2010
The New York State legislature passed a bill that will increase taxes on cigarettes by $1.60. That could mean New Yorkers might pay upwards of $9 to puff. Cigarette taxes are an easy way to raise revenue, but Jeremy Hobson reports other states aren't racing to follow New York's lead.
Posted In: New York

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