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Smokers Head to Internet to Avoid Cigarette Tax Hikes

Recent increases in state cigarette taxes lead to new concerns about illegal tobacco sales. Authorities say more smokers are crossing state lines, or heading online, to buy cheaper cigarettes. Hear NPR's Adam Hochberg.

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Adam Hochberg
Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Adam Hochberg reports on a broad range of issues in the Southeast. Since he joined NPR in 1995, Hochberg has traveled the region extensively, reporting on its changing economy, demographics, culture and politics. He also currently focuses on transportation. Hochberg covered the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, followed candidates in three Presidential elections and reported on more than a dozen hurricanes.