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  •  We're Already At That Point...... (1+ / 0-)
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    kyril

    In the highest taxed jurisdictions, a double-digit percentage of cigarette sales are black market.  That number will keep increasing if politicians can't rein in their gluttony here.  And you don't even want to know what kind of characters are spearheading the tobacco black market, but suffice it to say there's better than even odds that the next major terrorist attack waged against America (or Israel for that matter) will have been financed by the tobacco black market.

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