Neighbors in the town of Bridgewater are keeping a close on eye on new tobacco products taxes that they will pay soon. The cigarettes tax is the most disputable proposed tax and small tobacco business owners are not happy about the new changes. As John Marklin, the co-owner of Bridgewater Food Supermarket, stocked the cigs at his shop, he was reminded of a 20-cent tax that may soon be added to cigarettes prices. He is afraid that because of it he will lost the customers.
“We have positive experience in knowing, that when you do have a tax like this, it will eventually reduce Camel cigarettes sales. As a retailer, we are always interested about that,” declared Marklin.
As town leaders reported at Tuesday’s public hearing, they want to make this easy on their citizens. With a cigarette tax, they can get more and more money off of clients.
“Not every tax do we want paid by the inhabitants of Bridgewater,” explained Superintendent of the Town of Bridgewater Bob Holton. “We desire some of the taxes paid by those coming through the town, who use our streets, use our parks, use our town services.”
That still interests small tobacco business owners. A lot of times when clients walk into a shop, they are looking to purchase not just cigs, but other objects as well. What shop owners are worried about is if there is a tax on their tobacco product, clients will head elsewhere and they will not visit Bridgewater Shops to purchase the items that they desire.