An Op-Ed in today’s Idaho Press-Tribune by Fiscal Policy Director Michael LaFaive and Adjunct Scholar Todd Nesbit explains why that state should not increase tobacco taxes. LaFaive and Nesbit have done extensive research, which you can read here and here, showing that increases in tobacco taxes increase cigarette smuggling and crime in states that do so.


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