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It was partially funded by adding a penny a pack tax on Sea Store Cigarettes which raised their price from 9 to 10 cents a pack.
I remember in the Mid Seventies, my high school had a cigarette machine, the price of a pack was 55 cents and that was with a nickel added for the Student Council fund. I know the Navy exchange didn't have Federal Tax on cigarettes back then.....but 9 cents a pack? Sweet Baby Jesus....was this 1945?
 

SaltiDawg

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.....but 9 cents a pack? Sweet Baby Jesus....was this 1945?

"Sea Stores" 1960s. No State Tax at Navy Exchange or Px and No Federal Tax 12 Miles or more Off Shore. Prior to going on a trip we would get the cigarettes at a Bonded Warehouse prior to getting underway and distribute them for sale beyond the 12 Mile Limit.

Remember, this was on a Submarine and the vast majority of us were smokers - and we inhaled asbestos and gosh knows what else.

The first time we surfaced after weeks or monthes submerged, we all would gag on that fresh sea air!
 

Humey

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I remember in the Mid Seventies, my high school had a cigarette machine, the price of a pack was 55 cents and that was with a nickel added for the Student Council fund. I know the Navy exchange didn't have Federal Tax on cigarettes back then.....but 9 cents a pack? Sweet Baby Jesus....was this 1945?
The funny part about that is if you were to remove all of the taxes put on cigarettes, the price of pack today would also be around 55 cent. At least, that is what i read somewhere
 
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