Should the state raise tobacco taxes in order to expand health care services?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on August 2, 2005
“No. I think people pay enough tax as it is. I don’t smoke, but they pay enough already.”
“Yes, because when people smoke, it costs the state more to take care of them. They have to get that money from somewhere.”
“No. I think they should probably lower it so that smokers aren’t spending all their money on cigarettes. Then they can spend their money on their own health care.”
“I don’t think they should. They are expensive enough. Instead, they should try to decrease the cost of health care for everyone.”