Pick a vice, any vice

Posted By: on June 2, 2011

Maybe the Bible was wrong: The wages of sin are taxes, not death.

Especially if you live in Washington State. Sales tax rates for hard liquor work out to $26 a gallon and cancer sticks have $2 a pack slapped on them for the government coffers. No casinos, though, so no worries there.

For booze, you’ll want to live in Vermont. Cigarettes, South Carolina. (Really? 7 cents per pack? REALLY?) And gambling? Well, Nevada’s no surprise, but sometimes Pennsylvania’s a bit better.

Here’s the skinny on the taxes different states slap on your vices, from our friends at

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