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State Legislators Push for Cigarette Tax Hikes

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State Legislators Push for Cigarette Tax Hikes

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State Legislators Push for Cigarette Tax Hikes

State Legislators Push for Cigarette Tax Hikes

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A growing number of legislators call for tax increases on cigarettes to help offset state deficits. In North Carolina, Senate leaders propose the largest cigarette tax increase in state history. The tobacco industry says the taxes will encourage cigarette smuggling and black-market sales. Hear NPR's Adam Hochberg.

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