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New Hampshire Hurts Health and Budget at the Same Time

Revenues drop after 10-cent cut in tobacco tax

Editor
Aug 4, 2011

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The upside-down logic that prompted New Hampshire lawmakers to cut the state's cigarette tax by 10 cents already has backfired:  State revenues dropped by $6.6 million in July compared with July 2010 due in part to the falloff in revenues from the misguided cigarette tax cut.

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posted August 04, 2011

A New Hampshire Giveaway to Big Tobacco

House Speaker O'Brien blamed for helping tobacco industry at taxpayers' expense

Editor
Jul 28, 2011

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When the New Hampshire Legislature cut the state's cigarette tax by 10 cents a pack, effective July 1, it was touted as a way to boost the state's economy by reducing cigarette prices and attracting smokers from neighboring states.

It's outrageous enough that a state would encourage sales of a deadly and addictive product — one that kills 1,700 New Hampshire residents and costs the state $564 million in health care bills each year.

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posted July 28, 2011

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