taxation on cigarettes

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Rises in Cigarette Tax We have all heard about the dreaded affects that cigarettes have on our body. It is no longer thought to cause lung cancer, emphysema, and other health defects, but it is proven to cause such tragedies to our bodies. People continue to buy pack after pack, even though the price per pack can range from three dollars to a whopping nine dollars, depending on which state you are in. Cigarettes harm our bodies as well as people around us. Maybe that’s why the government tries so hard to make people stop buying cigarettes. Many states have recently raised taxes on cigarettes ranging from seven cents per pack in South Carolina, to 257.5 cents per pack in New Jersey (http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/cigarett.html). The bottom line is that the government is trying to increase the amount of tax per pack for two main reasons. They want to lower the number of citizens that smoke, and to increase the governments revenue (http://economics.about.com/cs/macroeconomics/l/aa020303b.htm).
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course ENGL 1A taught by Professor Strahan during the Spring '08 term at UC Riverside.

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