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Competing forces look to raise the Missouri cigarette tax

Time and again, Missouri voters chose to keep the state’s cigarette tax the ... Saying it’s tired of fighting off big tobacco tax boosts, the organization proposes a small one. Advocates for a suite o... read more

NJ Lawmakers, Advocates Push to Spend More to Curb Smoking

The state Senate is scheduled to cast a final vote Monday on a bipartisan-backed proposal to devote one percent of the tax revenue from all tobacco ... advocates said a commitment of some $7 million a... read more

Youth smoking trends in Philadelphia are changing. Now the city's lost a major tool to stop that.

Policies credited for cutting cigarette smoking, from limits on advertising to higher taxes ... Ellerbe now is a youth advocate with the nonprofit Public Health Management Corp., often traveling to Ha... read more

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Regulating E-Cigarettes Could Have Unintended Consequences

Proponents of such bans say second-hand vapor might be harmful and that electronic cigarettes glamorize smoking at a time when anti-smoking advocates have largely succeeded in stigmatizing it. Minneso... read more

Vaping Tax Hike Treating Devices Like Cigarettes Hits Former Smokers In Another State

Public health advocates focused on harm reduction have long advocated taxes that differentiate between the risks of combustible cigarettes and alternative products to steer smokers to safer methods of ... read more

Minnesota budget deal: Tax hikes on high earners, tobacco

Mark Dayton and Democratic legislative leaders reached a budget agreement Sunday that calls for $2 billion in new taxes and boosts spending for schools and property tax relief. The Democrats are relyi... read more

Obama budget proposes more than $1 trillion in taxes, fees

President Obama's budget proposal includes new tax increases that hit everything from deductions for top earners to packs of cigarettes. Though the ... particularly as a looming debt-ceiling deadline ... read more

Advocates push for marijuana legalization in 2016

Supporters of legalization say they are drafting legislation to allow recreational pot cultivation and use, with a tax similar to those for alcohol and tobacco ... and has said he will advocate agains... read more

Record tax hike isn't fixing Illinois' problems

Yet last week lawmakers made deep cuts in health care for the poor, and this week they face tough votes to raise the cigarette tax ... Despite all that, the giant pile of unpaid bills that has loomed ... read more

Fire-rescue sales tax won't be on Palm Beach County ballot for now

Palm Beach County officials on Wednesday pulled an about-face and scrapped plans to push ... costs. Despite opposition from business leaders and community groups to boosting the sales tax, the County ... read more

Hope, skepticism on smoother Pa. budget talks this year

Even hope that a budget can be signed by the July 1 deadline ... And there are some GOP legislators who advocate bypassing Wolf entirely and pushing through a budget that hews to Republican priorities ... read more

Budget likely to dominate otherwise unpredictable session

Spending and taxes are expected to dominate an otherwise unpredictable ... to push for a further tobacco tax increase. Vincent DeMarco, president of Maryland Health Care for All, said, "The No. 1 goal ... read more

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