STATE GOVERNMENT Tobacco tax would limit significant sales from Washingtonians, state economist says With a much lower tax, Oregon experiences a high number of tobacco sales from out-of-state smokers looking to save on cigarettes. By Aubrey Wieber — Salem Reporter March 20, 2019 at 12:39pm Read this article for free. Sign up for a free trial. It’s fast and easy. No credit card needed. Log in if you have a subscription. Want to skip the trial? Subscribe. If you are a human, ignore this field Looks like you already have an account. Log in.