Rhode Island to start charging more for cigarettes

THE CIGARETTE TAX was increased by 50 cents as part of the fiscal 2018. The tax hike will take effect on Aug. 16. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
THE CIGARETTE TAX was increased by 50 cents as part of the fiscal 2018. The tax hike will take effect on Aug. 16. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
PROVIDENCE – The state will start collecting the cigarette tax at an increased rate on Aug. 16. The tax was increased by 50 cents as part of the fiscal 2018 budget, marking the only tax increase included in the state budget. The tax was supposed to go into effect Aug. 1, but state lawmakers failed…

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