If you live in Georgia, you may be paying up to an additional $1 for a pack of cigarettes. Currently, state lawmakers are looking at raising the tax on cigarettes by as much as $1 to provide additional revenue for the State. The additional revenue from the tax increase would go to fund healthcare programs in Georgia.
I, for one, hope they do increase the tax. Unfortunately, I have a nicotine habit that I have not been able to break. Increasing the price of cigarettes will certainly give me the additional encouragement I need to quit. I know about the negative health effects and that has not been enough to stop me yet. Hit me hard in the wallet; that will make me change my ways. For people who have never smoked, it is easy to say “just quit” but anyone who is or has been a smoker knows how hard quitting can be.
Were you a smoker? How did you quit? Are you a smoker now? Would an increase in the price of cigarettes encourage you to quit smoking?
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