Some smokeshops still selling low-tax cigarettes
Some tribal smokeshops in Oklahoma are still selling cigarettes with low-tax stamps, The Tulsa World reports.

The paper said it visited several retailers licensed by the Cherokee Nation and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The Cherokee smokeshops are using the correct tax stamps while the Creek ones are not, the paper said.

The Cherokee Nation ran into trouble for selling low-tax cigarettes. An arbitration panel said the practice violated the tribal-state tobacco compact.

The Creek Nation, however, does not have a compact with the state.

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Low-tax cigarettes still here (The Tulsa World 6/23)

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