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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

Oregon cigarette tax hike likely would have to go to voters

Brown is proposing tax increase of $2 a pack of cigarettes, currently taxed at $1.33. Backers say the increase would price thousands ... the dollars should to go education programs, such as ... read more

Competing forces look to raise the Missouri cigarette tax

Analysts say ... join forces or at least agree to sit out the campaign. Failing that, the organization’s 23-cent tax boost could go on the ballot and tempt voters to choose the lowest increase. “Our ... read more

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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 ... 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’ ... read more

Anti-Smoking Forces Push Mayor for Another Tax Hike

a cigarette tax hike. Advocates for the tax increase say higher price tags on tobacco products deter would-be smokers and reduce the number of cigarettes purchased. A vice president of advocacy for ... read more

HIGHER TOBACCO TAX URGED

A 32-cent federal tax on a pack of cigarettes would be an inflation-adjusted equivalent of the 8-cent tax first levied in 1951, say antismoking forces. The tax boost is ... Economic analysts estimate ... 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

Governor's prescription: higher tobacco taxes to aid health care

Brown is proposing tax increase of $2 a pack of cigarettes, currently taxed at $1.33. Backers say the increase would price thousands ... the dollars should to go education programs, such as ... read more

Cigarette tax increase to be proposed in Gov. John Kasich's state budget, reopening debate

John Kasich will repeat his pitch to hike taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products in the two-year state budget he'll unveil Monday, and anti-smoking advocates hope he aims a little higher this ... read more

Anti-Tobacco Groups Push for Higher Cigarette Taxes

Utah and Arkansas have already approved small cigarette-tax increases this year, and increases of as much as $1 a pack are being debated in Maryland, Alaska and Maine. Anti-smoking forces say chances ... 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



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