WV Legislature Approves Tobacco Tax Increase

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Since: May 12

Winfield, WV

#1 Jan 24, 2013
CHARLESTON- WV Legislatures are looking out for your health. They can't give you a physical or make you take your doctor's advice ...but they just raised the price of cigarettes in hope that you stop smoking.

The bill was introduced by a joint commission chaired by Mr. Phil Terr of Mingo County and Mrs. Lydum Ifyagotim of Summers County. The tax on tobacco will increase exactly 136.36363636363635 percent, raising the tax from 55 cents to $1.30. The puts West Virginia just between Florida at $1.339 and Ohio at $1.25.

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http://thediggerer.com/component/k2/item/271-...
UR-A-DUMB_ASS

Charleston, WV

#2 Jan 27, 2013
If you believe this, you really are a dumb ass!! Seriously! Sorry, it took me a second, but read this carefully, and the link takes you to thedigger.com (SOOOO NOT REPUTABLE)!!!!

LOL, good one!

Since: May 12

Winfield, WV

#3 Jan 27, 2013
Not reputable? The Diggerer? I'll have to do some research on that one.

Since: May 12

Charleston, WV

#4 Jan 28, 2013
I did some research and their story on Joe Manchin asking MTV to cancel the Buckwild show turned out to be kinda true.

http://thediggerer.com/component/k2/item/245-...

http://www.dailymail.com/News/201212050279

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/...
creeker

Charleston, WV

#5 Feb 1, 2013
the raise on cig taxes is crap folks. They want to put more money in their system for other things. they know people will steal, buy them stolen, bootleg, go out of state, etc. to get them so all they do is LOSE tax money really.

I'ved read that obestity causes more medical expense than cigarette smoking does, and they may try to change what folks can buy with food stamps - and they are trying to pass a law that people who get food stamps and other things from the system will not be allowed to play the lottery?? At least, when they purhase food from a store with food stamps, they can't get the scratch offs or the automated ones THERE !!! But they can just go someplace else and get them geesh. Or if a spouse or someone is with them - they can simply go to another register to get them - it's just gonna slow down some of the lines when arguments occur huh?

Don't believe for a second that the system cares about people smoking or seconed hand smoke - they want the money - and statistics show the poorer folks in WV are the majority of ones who smoke and gamble - they can't lose their share of those sales - it's all crap. Federal gov is working hard to try to make e-cigs either a tobacco or medicine so they can control the prices and taxes. Now the vapor from those don't hurt nobody but the smoker's vein getting more narrow..

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