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Higher tobacco tax? It's still a no-brainer

It should be a no-brainer to partially close the hole with a higher tobacco tax. Based on the anti-29 campaign, the cigarette makers shouldn't object. California's tax is 87 cents per pack, well below ... read more

Local View: Higher tobacco taxes improve health

A $1.50 cigarette tax increase will save more than $450 million in long-term health care costs and bring in more than $75 million in new revenue in its first year alone. While Nebraska can further red... read more

With Higher Cigarette Taxes, Concerns About Smuggling

"Almost every excise tax forecast that we have made ... results in more revenue to a state government." The Massachusetts Department of Revenue says it expects an extra $135 million over the next 10 m... read more

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Health ministry wants higher taxes on tobacco firms

In the budget for 2017-18, the ministry had sought an increase in cigarette prices with higher taxes ... of cigarettes in the country. Taxes on tobacco are considered the most effective way of bringin... read more


Spokeswoman says Parkinson will propose cigarette tax hike next year

“He is still looking at the options.” Martino said Parkinson has not decided whether to ask legislators to dedicate the new revenues to health programs, or use it to help the state balance its budget ... read more

Cigarette Taxes vs. Cigarette Smuggling

Perhaps not coincidentally, New York State also has the highest cigarette ... highest share of its cigarettes — 26.8 percent — smuggled out of the state. The state cut its tax rate in 2011 by 10 cents ... read more

Illinois Legislature passes big cigarette tax hike

Opponents of the $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike that the Illinois Legislature passed Tuesday say it's more than just Illinois cigarette sales that will go up in smoke. They noted Illinois' higher gas pr... read more

Smokers bypass new tax increase by rolling own cigarettes

The pouch tobacco is intended for cigarette rolling but is taxed differently because its wider cut classifies ... In Minnesota, the tax on loose tobacco is substantial — 95 percent of the wholesale pr... read more

Study finds cigarette smuggling prevalent in states with high tax rates

Even though states in the northeast tend to impose higher cigarette tax rates than the rest of the country — see a map of rates here — New Yorkers can still save quite a bit ... York in 2014 were smug... read more

N.J. should take another whack at tobacco: Editorial

This is a no-brainer. The question is why New Jersey, which joined just three other states when it raised its smoking age to ... Bloomberg has proposed tobacco tax hikes and banning open cigarette dis... read more

The 'other' tobacco tax

Tobacco industry lobbyists will likely decry any attempt to raise the tax as anti-business and an assault on struggling mom-and-pop tobacco shops. But the tobacco industry has already declared its ... ... read more

Mapped: States Planning To Hit Vapers With E-Cigarette Taxes

As a consequence, there is still huge variation ... not just the fluid, in its sale price.” Higher taxes not only hit vapers’ pocketbook but they could also harm public health by preventing people fro... read more

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