Cigarette tax having an effect at retailers
But, how safe are they? Scholars William Cooke and Donovan Fogt have received $30,000 in seed funding from UTSA to find out. The UTSA kinesiologists will team up with Assistant Professor Caroline Rickards at the University of North Texas Health Science Center to gather baseline data about the effects of e-cigarettes on the body’s basic physiological health.
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The increased revenue from the higher tax is earmarked to help the state pay its share of the planned new Vikings football stadium. Tarifi also said that since the news came out on the state cigarette tax hike, he has heard more patrons talking about quitting smoking. He also reported his cigarette sales falling and that more cigarette smokers are opting to buy loose tobacco to roll their own cigarettes to cut the cost of smoking. Tarifi has also seen a rise in the sale of his e-cigarettes.
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