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Anti-smoking forces say cigarette tax hike is a no-brainer

As legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy grapple with the unpleasant prospect of raising taxes, anti-smoking forces insist state officials are overlooking the only tax hike that yields huge benefits — ... read more

Cigarette tax increase on Missouri ballot for third time

Similar concerns about whether politicians could be trusted with the tax money helped defeat an 80-cent cigarette tax increase in 2006 and a 55-cent increase in 2002. Supporters call the opponents’ ar... read more

Tobacco demand to fall 40% after new excise tax

National tobacco demand in the UAE is expected to slump by 40 per cent after a new 100 per cent excise tax on cigarettes goes into force October 1, say health and tax experts ... is the latest in a lo... read more

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Up in smoke: Tobacco taxes to rise Sunday

The $1-a-pack increase will more than double Illinois' cigarette tax, which has stood at 98 cents for years. Quinn argues the measure will encourage people to stop smoking or to never start, while opp... read more

Smokers fume as new cigarette tax kicks in

Smokers took a puff — and a deep breath — Tuesday as they braced for today's 62-cent hike in the federal cigarette tax that could bring the cost ... people can't afford to pay for things." Which, anti ... read more

Could sin tax deter more smokers from buying cigarettes, getting cancer?

Like most former smokers, Posvar now is a passionate anti-smoking crusader ... But Posvar's support of a tobacco tax increase is not about morality. It's about health. And that's a no-brainer. Everyon... read more

Budget deficit grows deeper

“Would a tax increase help small business hire people again? I don’t think it will,” Yoder said. Yoder and House Republican leaders back a budget plan that keeps the lid on state taxes, but critics sa... read more

Budget blues lead lawmakers to eye raising cigarette tax

TALLAHASSEE — For years, anti-smoking forces ... to use tobacco money from the Chiles fund to balance the budget but refuse to raise money and decrease smoking with a tax increase. "To use that money ... read more

Cigar tax cut considered at Capitol, but anti-smoking activists push back

Anti-smoking activists ... of those who quit in the past year said price was a factor. The 2013 tax hike increased the cost of a pack of cigarettes by about $1.60. Activists say that any step backward ... read more

Cigarette tax scofflaws, beware: Illinois is on the lookout for you

It's that kind of scheme that authorities say ... tax doubled to $2 per pack. In all, Chicago's levy after the state increase would rank second in the nation only to the $5.85 per pack in New York Cit... read more

'Addicted to tobacco revenue'

"To some extent you could say states became addicted to tobacco revenue ... increase would go to fix the state's aging transportation infrastructure. Nearly all the other tobacco tax revenue now goes ... read more

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