Tobacco Tax Fails

1 decade 2 years 4 months ago Wednesday, November 08 2006 Nov 8, 2006 Wednesday, November 08, 2006 9:28:26 PM CST November 08, 2006 in News

But some opponents argued that not all the money would go to helping pay for those programs.

"If it's some type of scam, where they're taking 80% of it and put it somewhere else where it doesn't have to do with helping people," said downtown bar owner Sal Nuccio,"If 100% of it's not going towards that stuff, then I can't agree with it."

The 82% of the tax that Nuccio referred to would have paid for other health programs, not necessarily smoking-related programs.

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