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Cigarette Smuggling / Canada and US #424221

CNN Evening News for Sunday, May 10, 1998
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(Studio: Martin Savidge) Report introduced.

(Cornwall, Ontario: Peg Tyre) What happened in Canada when tobacco taxes were raised resulting in a black market reviewed. [RJR Nabisco chairman Steven GOLDSTONE - predicts a black market in the United States if cigarettes are highly taxed.] [Canadian Non-Smokers Rights Association David SWEANOR - says the tobacco companies fueled the smuggling.] [Former mayor of Cornwall Ron MARTELLE - comments.] The view of anti-tobacco groups that the US population is too spread out for smuggling to work noted. [Treasury Department deputy Secretary Lawrence SUMMERS, New York state office of tax enforcement Robert SHEPHERD - offer differing opinions on the chances of successful smuggling.]

Reporter(s):
Savidge, Martin;
Tyre, Peg
Duration:
00:03:40

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