jueves, 25 de junio de 2015

Tobacco tax brings in money to Petersburg Borough – 25 de Junio de 2015 – EEUU

Anyone buying tobacco in Petersburg is paying more than they did a year ago in town. The tax on all tobacco products went up January 1 after local voters supported it in last fall’s election. Cigarettes are up to $12 a pack and other tobacco products increased by 45 percent.

Amy Long-Drew helps addicts who want to quit tobacco. She is the Tobacco Prevention and Control Grant Coordinator for the Petersburg Indian Association. She said several people told her that the higher cost was one of the reasons that they decided to quit..

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