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There are a few states that are well-known for their attitudes towards good times – Nevada and Louisiana spring to mind – but there are dozens more that take a less encouraging approach, and one of the ways they do that is with so-called “sin taxes” that single out activities and products like alcohol and cigarettes.

As part of its weekly “Tax Maps” feature, independent tax policy nonprofit The Tax Foundation ranks states by their tax rates in various areas, making it easy to figure out which states are the worst ones to drink, smoke and otherwise sin in.


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