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  • More than 40 states have cigarette taxes.  Although research suggests that a 10 percent increase in cigarette taxes can reduce consumption by three to five percent in the short term, a less noble reason law makers favor such taxation is to reduce the deficits in state budgets.
  • Recently, financially strapped state governments have begun to reconsider tax free sales of cigarettes on Indian reservations.  Are cigarette taxes imposed primarily to reduce smoking or are governments more concerned about bringing in revenue?
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Locher Cartoon President Increasing Cig Taxes 1

Dick Locher
Chicago Tribune

1992 06 03 Dwayne Powell The News Observer Tobacco Merchant Assn

Dwayne Powell
The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)
June 3, 1992

1994 03 28 Dana Summers The Dallas Morning News Pssst Stop Smoking

Dana Summers
The Dallas Morning News
March 28, 1993

1997 04 20 Dunlap Shohl No Tobacco Tax Icnrease

Dunlap Shohl
Anchorage Daily News (Anchorage, Alaska)
April 20, 1994

1994 07 Jim Borgman Comic Relief I Could Quit Anytime

Jim Borgman
Comic Relief
July 1997

1998 Herb Block Have I Ever Lied To You

Herb Block
The Washington Post

1997 03 29 Joel Pett Tobacco Settlement

Joel Pett
March 29, 1997

1995 Herb Block Are you crazy

Herb Block
The Washington Post

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