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Time May be Ripe for N.C. to Increase Tax on Cigarettes

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Andrew C. Brod, Director, Center for Business & Economic Research (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: It's budget time again in the General Assembly, and one of the proposals under consideration is an increase in the state?s excise tax on cigarettes. Only Virginia and Kentucky have lower taxes than North Carolina?s five cents per pack, and Virginia?s tax will rise to 30 cents next year. As the accompanying table shows, taxes are over a dollar per pack in a number of states, with New Jersey?s $2.05 leading the, um, pack.

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Brod, Andrew (2004). Time May be Ripe for N.C. to Increase Tax on Cigarettes. Greensboro News & Record, June 6, 2004
Language: English
Date: 2004
Keywords
Smoking, Cigarette tax, Tobacco industry, Tax increase