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Hawaii State Tax on Tobacco Products Increases 70 Percent

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For Hawaii residents, the price of tobacco continues to rise. Starting on September 30 the states wholesale tax on Other Tobacco Products (OTPs) such as chewing tobacco and pipe tobacco will significantly increase from 40 percent to 70 percent. Additionally, the tax on the wholesale price of cigars will rise from 40 percent to 50 percent, while the tax on smaller cigars will be taxed like cigarettes. For a typical tobacco user, it can cost approximately $2,555 a year to continue to support t

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