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New Hampshire and Smoking: Live Free, Die Less?

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New Hampshire and Smoking: Live Free, Die Less?

New Hampshire and Smoking: Live Free, Die Less?

New Hampshire and Smoking: Live Free, Die Less?

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New Hampshire is on its way to becoming the last state in New England to ban smoking in bars and restaurants. Last week, the state's House of Representatives approved a ban on smoking in some public places. Before it is signed into law, a visit seemed necessary.

A weekend spent enjoying Portsmouth, N.H. — and its three-day jazz festival — brought news of low crime statistics and good music.

But it turns out that the "Live Free or Die" state has some of the highest property taxes in the United States.