The New Hampshire House of Representatives has voted to increase the state’s tobacco tax by $.20.
The proposed hike reverses a $.10 cut made in the last legislative session, and adds an extra dime to each pack of cigarettes.
Laurie Sanborn, a Republican from Bedford, says any new revenue from tobacco will hurt businesses along the state’s borders.
“When you raise a tax, you discourage a certain behavior. So with a tobacco tax increase, we are saying, ‘Don’t bother to come to New Hampshire. We don’t want your money.’”