July 20, 2010

New York Cigarette Smokers Will Pay Top Dollar – What’s Next, Your Job?

New York smokers will start paying the highest cigarette taxes in the U.S. after an increase of 58 percent pushed some prices to almost $11 a pack.  The purpose of this recent tax hike is to give smokers a financial incentive to quit smoking.  According to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, an advocacy group in Washington, New York ranked 14th among U.S. states in pack sales of cigarettes in 2009, having bought 482.7 million packs, […]