Tobacco Taxes

Study Finds Tobacco Taxes Cause, Don’t Fix, Fiscal Problems

by Steve MacDonald August 4, 2013

Search GraniteGrok for “Tobacco” or “Tobacco Tax ” or “Cigarette Tax” and you’ll find reams of links and data that demonstrate why raising the tax in New Hampshire won’t do any of the things claimed and how leaving it alone or lowering might be a better idea. Add this Report to that…  “Tobacco Taxes Don’t […]

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Is Increased ‘Tobacco Tourism’ on the New Hampshire Horizon?

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2013

New Hampshire Democrats, in their race to the bottom with other New England States, like to raise taxes here–on items like tobacco–so they can grow government but still claim to have a slightly lower tax than those other Democrat run cesspools. This, of course, does not work. Three or four years ago, after NH Democrats […]

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Black Market Bloomberg

by Steve MacDonald April 22, 2013

New York City Mayor Mike ‘Big Gulp’ Bloomberg has proposed raising the smoking age in New York City from 18 to 21 years of age.  A companion proposal would hike the price of a pack of cigarettes to more than ten dollars per pack, presumably to a) convince more people to quit and b) recover […]

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Extinguishing Tobacco Revenue In Our Lifetimes

by Steve MacDonald January 25, 2013

I told them.  If you want people to quit smoking, you had best not get used to the revenue from tobacco taxes.   Don’t count on it for anything if you want to extinguish smoking in our lifetime.  You know, make it history?  But what did New Hampshire Democrats do when Republicans tried to back away […]

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“Oh Crap” Sayeth the NH Left, Tobacco Revenue Over Projection….Again.

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2012

Nothing makes me smile like watching another left wing New Hampshire Democrat  narrative go up in smoke.  Which narrative, you ask, there are so many to choose from?   Why, the one about how irresponsible it was to cut the tobacco tax and how it would never stimulate enough other forms of cross border commerce to […]

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