Smokers to cough up more in cigarette taxes? | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Smokers to cough up more in cigarette taxes?

Posted by on Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 10:52 AM

North Carolina's cigarette tax: 35 cents a pack. The national average: $1.19. That's one reason for our failing grade from the American Lung Association, according to The News & Observer.

With the state facing a 2009-10 budget gap of some $3-4 billion, and newly installed Governor Bev Perdue an anti-smoking advocate, it's a good bet that tax will be increased in the upcoming legislative session.

Tags: ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

Contact Dr Sambo now for Lottery Spell winning numbers Email: divinespellhome@gmail.com
Dr. Sambo Whats,App. him now +1(267)527-9481
My …

by Adrienne Bernardo Bernardo on A New Bill Would Allow the City Council to See Police Body-Camera Recordings—But Only in Asheville (News)

RE; "Perhaps its a good thing that, unlike Puerto Rico, we have electoral votes."
-----You NAILED that one, spot-on.

by Mike PALADIN on President Trump Visited North Carolina This Morning to Console Us, Check on His Golf Course (News)

Most Recent Comments

Contact Dr Sambo now for Lottery Spell winning numbers Email: divinespellhome@gmail.com
Dr. Sambo Whats,App. him now +1(267)527-9481
My …

by Adrienne Bernardo Bernardo on A New Bill Would Allow the City Council to See Police Body-Camera Recordings—But Only in Asheville (News)

RE; "Perhaps its a good thing that, unlike Puerto Rico, we have electoral votes."
-----You NAILED that one, spot-on.

by Mike PALADIN on President Trump Visited North Carolina This Morning to Console Us, Check on His Golf Course (News)

Your headline is misleading... there is nothing in this story about him actually visiting his golf course and checking on …

by rlstrnad on President Trump Visited North Carolina This Morning to Console Us, Check on His Golf Course (News)

N&O reports he said "I can't tell you why, but I love that area." Which is it? I need to …

by terryboo on President Trump Visited North Carolina This Morning to Console Us, Check on His Golf Course (News)

You need to correct it. Duke Energys CEO is Lynn Good. …

by Chad Jones on President Trump Visited North Carolina This Morning to Console Us, Check on His Golf Course (News)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation