Washington Tobacco On Jan. 1, the state of Washington will impose the highest taxes on cigarettes in the nation. The state hopes it will get people to quit, and raise tax revenues. The tobacco industry says it will increase smuggling and crime.
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On Jan. 1, the state of Washington will impose the highest taxes on cigarettes in the nation. The state hopes it will get people to quit, and raise tax revenues. The tobacco industry says it will increase smuggling and crime.