cigarette smuggling http://wamc.org en Blair Horner: NY Takes Step Toward Reducing Cigarette Smuggling http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-ny-takes-step-toward-reducing-cigarette-smuggling <p>Higher prices have been shown to encourage smokers to quit or reduce their consumption of cigarettes. &nbsp;Cigarette tax evasion makes cigarettes cheaper and reduces the public health benefits of New York’s excise tax, as well as depriving the state of much-needed revenue. &nbsp;Were the tax collected on all cigarettes smoked in New York, tens of thousands of adults would quit rather than pay higher prices, and state revenues would dramatically increase.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:47:00 +0000 Blair Horner 68259 at http://wamc.org