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Convenience stores blame revenue loss on Indians

The convenience store industry says it has lost 60 percent of tobacco revenues to online merchants, including tribal- and Indian-owned businesses.

The Alliance for the Fair Application of Cigarette Taxes claims that states are losing billions of revenue due to "untaxed" Indian commerce. The group's claims have been disputed in New York, where Indian smokeshops have fought back the state's tax plan.

Convenience stores also say minors can buy cigarettes online much easier than in person.

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Online Smokes Sales Bruise Convenience Stores (FOX News 5/25)