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Vaping, cigarette taxes getting strong push at Statehouse

"When you increase taxes on tobacco you lower the rates of new smokers who are coming in. It works." The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network ... It's not just adults who are concerned about ... read more

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

Cancer prevention advocates push for state laws to curb youth e-cigarette use

BOSTON — Activists are mounting pressure on the Legislature to do more to prevent youth tobacco use, advocating for legislative strategies that are likely to reduce the youth market. Cancer ... tax ... read more

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Gov backs $2 tobacco tax hike to fund Medicaid

... Personal Plea During Public Hearing to Raise Cigarette Tax by $2 Per Pack with Equal Tax on E-cigarettes SALEM, Ore.—April 10, 2019— The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) ... read more

Irish Cancer Society calls for VAT on sunscreen to be reduced

The Irish Cancer Society ... the same tax rate as sunbeds. "Sunbeds have been scientifically proven by the International Agency on Research for Cancer, to be a group one carcinogen. Which places them ... read more

Obesity may soon overtake tobacco as the No. 1 cause of preventable cancer

While tobacco is still the number one cause of preventable disease and death in Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society says ... This could include taxes on sugary beverages, limits on food ... read more

In My Opinion: E-Cigarette taxes will drive more people to smoke

In fact, if lawmakers were truly concerned about public health, they would eliminate barriers standing in the way of helping smokers quit. New York is not alone in taxing e-cigarettes. At the end of ... read more

Raising age to buy tobacco in CT gains momentum

HARTFORD — A bill that will increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes ... support for the legislation’s passage as part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action ... read more

Timing may be right for Connecticut to raise legal age to buy tobacco to 21

Hennessy started smoking at the age of 14 but managed to quit in 2008, after Connecticut passed a 49-cent tax hike on cigarettes. “It just kind of killed my enjoyment,” Hennessy told the students, ... read more

Cancer and Tobacco Tax

In January 1975, the Department of Health (DoH) and the Philippine Cancer Society (PCS) launched the first ever ... Senator Pacquiao’s bill proposes to increase the tax on cigarettes to ₱60 per pack, ... read more

Philip Morris Declares the "Year of Unsmoke," But Launches New Cigarette in Indonesia and Sells Over 700 Billion Cigarettes a Year Worldwide

If Philip Morris was serious about a smoke-free future, it would actively support rather than fight these proven strategies, including significant tobacco tax increases, comprehensive smoke-free laws, ... read more

Public Pulse: Investing in Omaha; Examining our biases; Curbing robocalls; backwards on yard waste

I recommend raising the tax on tobacco products, and I am not alone. I volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, a nonpartisan advocacy organization that is working to reduce ... read more

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