On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »


Listen Live Now » 1450 AM Holland, MI


Current Conditions(Holland,MI 49422)

More Weather »
66° Feels Like: 66°
Wind: NW 3 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip


Clear 58°


Scattered Thunderstorms 78°

Sun Night

Mostly Clear 58°


Michigan has tenth-highest cigarette smuggling rate

A cigarette.
A cigarette.

MIDLAND (WKZO) -- Michigan has the tenth-highest rate for cigarette smuggling in the country, with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy estimating over 29-percent of all smokes are brought into the state illegally, with high cigarette taxes getting the blame for the crime.  New York's smuggling rate is the highest at nearly 61-percent, while Arizona is second at 54-point-four percent.  One of the study's authors compares high cigarette taxes to Prohibition, and call the smuggling rates an unintended consequence of raising sin taxes.