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Tobacco Tax Hearings

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Tobacco Tax Hearings

Tobacco Tax Hearings

Tobacco Tax Hearings

Only Available in Archive Formats.

— NPR's Brian Naylor reports on the economic implications of Senate tobacco legislation. Today, the Judiciary Committee holds a hearing into whether a hefty increase in the tobacco tax would create a black market for cigarettes. The legislation, known as the McCain Bill, assumes that raising cigarette prices significantly would reduce smoking, especially among teenagers. Critics disagree with that assumption.