Business CNS TV Health Politics Top News — 25 October 2012
Capital News Service

BALTIMORE-After a push from Baltimore high school students, Maryland lawmakers increased the tax on cigarillos and smokeless tobacco to discourage teen use. An older tax increase on cigarettes led to a decrease in teen smoking.  But because the tax wasn’t increased on non-cigarette tobacco products, like small cigars, teens turned to them as a cheaper alternative.

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Amanda Perez is a reporter in the Capital News Service broadcast bureau. A senior journalism major, she has worked as an assistant at the Journalism Center on Children and Families and interned with WCIV-TV ABC News 4 in Charleston, S.C.