Higher Tobacco Taxes Proposed

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(Carson City, NV)  —  Smokers could be paying more if a bill raising tobacco taxes is approved.  Senate Bill 386 would boost the state tax on a pack of cigarettes from the current 80 cents to two dollars.  Taxes would also double on cigars and chewing tobacco. 

Supporters say it would raise an additional 350-million dollars for cash-strapped Nevada over the next five years.  A hearing on the bill is set for next week.

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