CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On June 1st, Massachusetts became the first state to ban the retail sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes.
But that does not mean residents stopped using them, they just bought them somewhere else. In many cases, they went to New Hampshire, and businesses there were happy about it.
A new analysis from the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy indicated that tobacco tax revenue in New Hampshire was up so much that businesses across the state were able to avoid a tax hike that would have been instilled if revenue had not come in at a certain threshold.
Listen to WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) report: