In addition to taxes, there are other important issues related to tobacco that retailers and consumers should care about. For example, the illicit trade of tobacco products costs retailers millions in lost sales each year. And when tobacco consumers light up a smuggled or counterfeit cigarette, they may be unwittingly helping to finance organized crime or international terrorism.
If you are a retailer or consumer of tobacco products, these key tobacco related issues can affect you. Be informed and take action when these issues arise in your state.