Monday, July 24, 2006

Smoke 'Em if You can Afford 'Em

A California ballot issue would slap a 300% tax on smokes if voters approve it. It would raise the cigarette tax from 87-cents to $3.77 for each pack of cigarettes. That would make California the most expensive state in the union for cigarettes -- at $6.55 a pack.

Supporters say the idea is to cut down on smoking by making it too expensive for some people to keep the habit. (USAToday)

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