Alderman calls for cigarette tax rollback

March 13, 2013 3:20:35 PM PDT
One Chicago alderman says cigarette taxes in the city should be lowered.

Alderman Jason Ervin of the 28th Ward says the high taxes create a black market.

He fears the demand for cheaper illegal cigarettes could spawn violence like the narcotics trade.

The alderman wants to roll back the taxes to reduce the profit margin on illegal cigarettes.