E-Smokes Hurting Tobacco Tax Revenue
Manitoba's tobacco tax revenues are on their way down. The province raised the price of a carton by a dollar in last week's budget, but is expecting a 12 per cent drop in tobacco taxes. The blame is being put on people switching from tobacco to electronic cigarettes which are not subject to the tax. However, the Manitoba Government says it's not planning on raising taxing on e-cigarettes. Assistant deputy minister of finance Barry Draward had said e-cigarettes could end up being taxed,...

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