Tobacco tax: What others are saying

Thursday, April 2, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 8:54 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 2, 2009

President Barack Obama signed a law raising the tobacco tax to $1.01 per pack from $0.39 per pack. The law took effect on Wednesday. Here's what some other publications are saying.

USA Today:

Biggest U.S. tax hike on tobacco takes effect, by Wendy Koch

Smokers feeling abused as federal tax hike hits

Commentary: High cigarette tax? Great!, by Roland S. Martin

Kansas City Star:

Unfettered Letters blog: Smokers helpful to society?, by Kenneth A. McGee

The Washington Times:

Commentary: Tobacco tax's unintended consequences, by Kerry Picket

Wall Street Journal:

Commentary: The new poor tax

Commentary: Obama's poor tax, by Brad Schiller

Political Machine blog: Cigarette tax hike starts today, by Patricia Murphy

WalletPop blog:

Biggest cigarette tax increase starts now...ready to quit smoking yet?, by Tracy Coenen

Hot Air blog:

Not an April Fools' Day joke: Obama tax hike hits today, by Ed Morrissey

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