Would a 75-cent increase in the cigarette tax alter your smoking habits?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on September 18, 2008
“It might decrease my smoking, but not by much. I would just try to conserve them more, but it wouldn’t be a huge difference.”
“It probably wouldn’t motivate me to smoke any less. If you’re a smoker, you’re a smoker.”
“I would consider buying my cigarettes in another state.”
“Absolutely not. If people are going to smoke, they’re going to smoke. An increase in sin tax will only deter the smallest percentage of people from smoking.”