The Real Cost of Tobacco Taxes: Hunger, It’s the Price Poor People Pay

Editor’s Note: Government policies that weaponize poverty, i.e., “sin taxes,” can and do backfire. See, here.

From: National Public Radio | Morning Edition

A new study shows a connection between cigarette taxes and food stamps. When cigarette taxes go up, smokers end up spending more of their income on cigarettes and that leaves less money for food.

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