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The record: A searchable database of tobacco and cigarette retailers, wholesalers and distributors in Kansas kept by the Kansas Department of Revenue.
Why you'd want it: To learn more about businesses licensed to sell tobacco products.
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Where you get the records: Go to https://www.kdor.org/abc/cigs/Search.aspx. You can search by county or city.
How much it will cost: The information is free.