Sin Is A Wine For State

Published: 04/01/2014

Vice is nice, particularly when it can turn a profit.

That’s obviously the way the state of Ohio sees it based on recent proposals regarding smoking and gambling.

First, Gov. John Kasich, in his Mid-Biennium Report last month, proposed increasing the tax on cigarettes by 60 cents over two years. That eventual $1.85 per pack rate also would be applied to other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.