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smoking http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/717/all en Higher cigarette taxes steering some smokers to quit http://www.addisonindependent.com/201107higher-cigarette-taxes-steering-some-smokers-quit <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8470" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201107higher-cigarette-taxes-steering-some-smokers-quit"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/smokerdude1564.thumbnail.jpg" alt="smokerdude1564.jpg" title="smokerdude1564.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SHOREHAM RESIDENT JOHN St. Germain is pledging to quit smoking due to the 38-cent cigarette tax increase that took effect on July 1. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; When John St. Germain, 21, of Shoreham made his daily trip to Maplefields to pick up a pack of cigarettes on July 1, he looked past the cashier, realized the price of cigarettes had skyrocketed overnight, pushed his wallet back into his pocket and walked out the door empty-handed, swearing never to buy another pack again.</p> <p> What happened was the state&rsquo;s 38-cent cigarette tax increase went into effect, raising the total tax per pack from $2.24-$2.62.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8465">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201107higher-cigarette-taxes-steering-some-smokers-quit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County cigarette tax legislature smoking taxes Thu, 07 Jul 2011 16:00:27 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8465 at http://www.addisonindependent.com