SALEX TAX

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By next fall, Unalaskans may pay more for cigarettes and other tobacco products.

The City Council is considering an increase to the existing three percent tax on local tobacco sales, following an appeal from the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association last week.

"Tobacco taxes generate income and improve the quality of health for the community," said Caroline Nevak, a tobacco prevention coordinator at the nonprofit.