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NYC wants to tax roll-your-own

November 22, 2011
Staff, wire report , Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

NEW YORK - There is no place in the U.S. more expensive to smoke than New York City, where the taxes alone will set you back $5.85 per pack. Yet, addicts who visit Island Smokes, a "roll-your-own" cigarette shop in Chinatown, can walk out with an entire 10-pack carton for under $40, thanks to a yawning tax loophole that officials in several states are now trying to close.

 
 

 

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