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The record: Database of cigarette and tobacco licensees in Kansas.
Why you’d want it: To learn more about what companies are legally licensed to sell cigarettes and tobacco in Kansas.
Where you get it: www.kdor.org/abc/cigs/. You may search by county or leave that field blank and see all licensees across the state.
How much the record will cost: The information is free.