Researchers say Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to raise cigarette taxes by $15 a carton would triple the smuggling of cigarettes like these, purchased on tribal lands north of Topeka. Neighboring Missouri, which has the lowest cigarette tax in the nation, is also a popular destination for Kansans seeking cheaper smokes.
Researchers say Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to raise cigarette taxes by $15 a carton would triple the smuggling of cigarettes like these, purchased on tribal lands north of Topeka. Neighboring Missouri, which has the lowest cigarette tax in the nation, is also a popular destination for Kansans seeking cheaper smokes. Bo Rader The Wichita Eagle
Researchers say Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to raise cigarette taxes by $15 a carton would triple the smuggling of cigarettes like these, purchased on tribal lands north of Topeka. Neighboring Missouri, which has the lowest cigarette tax in the nation, is also a popular destination for Kansans seeking cheaper smokes. Bo Rader The Wichita Eagle

Kansas tax hike on tobacco would triple smuggling rates, researchers project

February 09, 2015 08:55 PM