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December 2016

California’s Gift to Its Neighbors: Expanded Cigarette Smuggling Opportunities

From: Reason.com

They even opened the door to tax-avoiding e-cigarettes!

For too many years, Arizona has led the pack—or at least taxed the hell out of it—with among the higher cigarette taxes in the West. “A cigarette tax higher than in neighboring states and cheaper prices on American Indian reservations have helped fuel a growing black market for cigarettes in Arizona,” the Cronkite News Service reported in 2014.