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Cancer Society concerned about cigarette tax

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is concerned about the lack of impact a 50-cent cigarette tax increase will have on improving Kentucky health. The tax increase was recently passed by ... read more

State Directs Money from Tobacco Tax to Fight Teen Vaping ‘Epidemic’

The state Department of Health announced Wednesday it will use money from taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products ... noting the timing coincided with the American Cancer Society’s Great Americ... read more

Big Soda And The Ballot: Soda Industry Takes Cues From Tobacco To Combat Taxes

Ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, the soda industry poured millions of dollars into fighting taxes on sugary drinks ... are definitely parallels with the tobacco industry," says Betsy Janes of the ... read more

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Soda industry steals page from tobacco to combat taxes on sugary drinks

The industry is now pushing statewide measures that strip cities and towns of their ability to tax soda ... definitely parallels with the tobacco industry,” said Betsy Janes, an activist with the Amer... read more

Cigarette tax plea ignored by Georgia governor

Nathan Deal said they didn't change the governor's opposition to tax increases. The groups, which include the American Cancer Society ... concerned about the procedures of the General Assembly that es... read more

FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes, new restrictions on flavored e-cigs

In addition to concerns about young people, health advocates have long been concerned about the impact ... the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Socie... read more

Tobacco taxes go sky high

"Increasing the tobacco tax discourages youths from smoking and encourages longtime smokers to quit," said Jim Knox, vice president of government relations for the American Cancer Society ... said the ... read more

Wyoming cigarette tax could go up $1 per pack. But questions about reservation sales remain.

At 60 cents, Wyoming has one of the lowest cigarette taxes ... The American Cancer Society has opposed more modest increases in the past, including an unsuccessful proposal during last year’s legislat... read more

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

Boosting the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack — from $3.40 to $4.90 — would yield more than $60 million annually while driving tens of thousands of state residents away from tobacco, according to the A... read more

Finnish Medical Association seeks total ban on snus tobacco

Many respondents to the ministry paper were concerned about the ... smoking and the use of other tobacco products. Above all, anti-tobacco efforts should concentrate on vocational schools. In a simila... read more

IM25 supporters tout benefits of upping tobacco tax to benefit tech schools

Not only will increasing the tax on cigarettes bring in additional revenue to help ... was in Aberdeen earlier this month with Muth Electric CEO Dick Muth and American Cancer Society governmental rela... read more

Juneau Assembly approves big hike in local tobacco taxes; e-cigarettes also covered

The proposed increase would bring the excise tax on each pack of cigarettes ... state director of the American Cancer Society, Emily Nenon, agreed that e-cigarette use has increased among youths. “We ... read more

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