Price of Cigarettes Going Up in NYC

It’s going to cost more to destroy your health.

From MyFoxNY

Price of Cigarettes Going Up in NYC

Last Edited: Sunday, 08 Feb 2009, 5:06 PM EST
Created On: Sunday, 08 Feb 2009, 4:57 PM EST

NEW YORK – What a drag! A pack of cigarettes will soon cost more than $10 in Manhattan.

Costing More to Destroy Your Health

Costing More to Destroy Your Health

That’s because a 62 cent federal tax on cigarettes will take effect this week.

This means the cost of a pack of smokes in New York City will be the highest in the country.

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One Response

  1. This federal tax increase is long overdue. It will fund the much needed State Children’s Health Insurance Program, aka SCHIP. Former President George W. Bush vetoed two previous attempts to pass this bill. The tobacco industry no longer has a reliable friend in the White House.

    It has been shown that a 10% increase in cigarette prices leads to a 4% decline in smoking.

    Just imagine how many lives this will save and at the same time provide healthcare for children who do not have health insurance. This is a a Win-Win situation.

    Another reason to celebrate the end of the Bush/Cheney administration.

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