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POV: Bigger Cigarette Tax Is Necessary

November 21, 2017

Since more than four in ten Americans in 1965 were regular smokers, Kentucky’s current rate of 21 percent might seem good. But it’s not. Because while America has been pretty good at kicking the habit in recent years, Kentucky hasn’t.  And right now, the percentage of Kentuckians who still smoke is second only to West Virginia.

 

Not exactly a bragging point.

 

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