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Would California’s Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Reduce Smoking?

Each time over the past decade or so that New York state increased its tobacco tax — now at $4.35 per pack of cigarettes — calls to the state’s Quitline spiked. And as high as the state tobacco tax we...
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