Can I Bum a Smoke? Largest-Ever Cigarette Tax Goes Into Effect


If you're a smoker, you should know that the federal tobacco tax has climbed from 39 cents to $1.01 for a pack of cigarettes. Meanwhile, New Yorkers are set to pay a whopping $9 per pack of smokes.

Anti-smoking hotlines are now being bombarded with phone calls from people desperate to quit, but is the new tax a good idea?

Should the FDA oversee the tobacco industry? 


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