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Examiner Local Editorial: Unintended consequences of cigarette tax hikes

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Maryland politicians don't learn from their past mistakes. Gov. Martin O'Malley has placed yet another cigarette tax hike -- which would raise the current $2 per-pack tax to $3, the sixth highest in the nation -- on his current legislative agenda. O'Malley says he wants the revenue to help pay for Maryland's new health care exchange. But the last time Maryland raised its cigarette tax from $1...

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