North Carolina Governor Purdue signs budget that includes an increase in the cigarette tax..

August 10, 2009 Governor Beverly Perdue signed North Carolina's $19 billion state budget into law on August 7, 2009, without fanfare.

Cigarette taxes will rise permanently by 10 cents to 45 cents a pack.

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Reference: Governor signs law on state's big budget, Winston-Salem Journal, 8/8/2009.