Indiana lawmakers are now debating what kind of tax increase on cigarettes they want. The increase will happen, just a matter of how much.
Munster Times had this price comparison when they talked with cigarette shop owners in northwest Indiana
Smoke shops are clustered along the state line in Hammond, Whiting, Munster and Dyer to take advantage of Indiana’s lower cigarette taxes, which lure many Illinois smokers across the border for cigarette runs. A carton of Marlboro Reds is about $60 in Northwest Indiana as compared to $120 or $130 in Chicago, where more than $6 in taxes are slapped on every pack