Most people who smoke want to quit – so much so, in fact, that many smokers actually say they support cigarette taxes. If you can’t quit smoking for your health, maybe you’ll do it for your wallet.
And countless studies show that it works. Heftier tobacco taxes drive down usage, especially among kids. So even in overtaxed New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to hike the cigarette tax, for the first time in more than a decade, is worth a serious look.