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Sixty percent of cigarettes sold in New York are smuggled to avoid taxes

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A new study released by the Tax Foundation shows that over 60 percent of cigarettes are smuggled in to New York to avoid the state’s high cigarette taxes. The smuggled cigarettes are usually transported from states with lower taxes on cigarettes. New York State has some of the highest cigarette taxes in the nation with a tax rate in new York City currently at $5.85 cents per pack. The...