So a local story from here in MD…the video focuses on the additional $1 (making it a total of $2) tax per pack for cigerettes, the tax would also affect cigars too adding an additional 25% in taxes to cigars. The video points out that a tax increase will force people to quit smoking and save their life. But no one answers a tough question…who will make up the difference when people stop smoking or go outside the state for purchases? Its an easy answer, all my fellow Marylanders who are saying “why should I care? I don’t smoke” will have to make up the difference:
To our Gov.’s defense, he just trying to clean up the mess left by fiscal irresponsibility of previous administrations. I voted for him too but if my memory serves me correctly, he only addressed smoking bans during his campaign saying that they should be a County issue and not a State issue.