Smokers brace for Sunday's cigarette ...

Smokers brace for Sunday's cigarette tax increase

There are 3 comments on the KFVS12 story from Jun 23, 2012, titled Smokers brace for Sunday's cigarette tax increase. In it, KFVS12 reports that:

Illinois smokers are bracing for the $1-a-pack cigarette tax increase that takes effect Sunday, with some stocking up and others vowing to kick the habit.

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HUMANSPIRIT

High Springs, FL

#1 Jun 23, 2012
After the cigs we are going after the Cardiologists and the racket of the Statin drugs. For the damage it does to loss of memory and muscle paralysis and other side effects the new tax I heard (1st on medicine) will be set at one million dollars a pill. Then we will go after the mental health industry with no science and their 30 years of horse manure and tax their 22 mind drugs at 50 million a pill. The money will be paid by the donations from the Republican ALEC, the personal bank accounts of the doctors prescribing the drugs and all persons in management for any pharmaceutical corporation including all persons investing in the stocks. Then we will go after the stomach remedies.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#2 Jun 25, 2012
Meh, I use cigar tobacco, none of the fat cats want to tax that stuff.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#3 Jun 25, 2012
Interesting. The last I recall seeing here about this tax was that it was out of committee and eligible for voting on.

The "cigar tobacco" angle would not work so well after introduction of the proposed law that I found by following the other article, since it made it illegal to use anything not marketed (and taxed) as cigarette tobacco in the in-shop rolling machines that were being used to get around the taxes before the law.

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