Cigar stores: New tobacco tax will smoke us

SANDUSKY Customers flow in and out of Sandusky Bay Cigars during the day enjoying a premium puff of their stogies. But
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

Customers flow in and out of Sandusky Bay Cigars during the day enjoying a premium puff of their stogies.

But the federal government may soon put an end to the scene.

Congress will soon vote on proposed legislation to increase the federal excise tax on tobacco products. If approved, the measure could spell the end of the premium cigar industry in the United States, according to industry insiders.

The U.S. Senate and House could vote as early as Wednesday to increase the federal excise tax on tobacco products to supply funding for the State Children Health Insurance Program.

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