Study Says Kentuckians Would Approve Tobacco Tax Increase

Kentucky has one of the lowest cigarette taxes in the country, but a new study says many here would support an increase!

The study from "Opinion Research Associates" says 60 percent of Kentucky voters want a tax increase.. of at least 75-cents per pack.

Right now, the tax is 30 cents per pack.

The study says the increase would curb cigarette use among children while giving the state more revenue.

Many groups, including the American Cancer Society, plan to lobby for the tax increase during next year's general assembly.

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