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It’s time to increase state cigarette tax

Hoosiers hate taxes, but it’s hard to find a Hoosier leader who opposes the idea of doubling our tax on cigarettes. Now, Indiana can point to two good reasons to raise the tax. Not only would a higher ... read more

Proposed $1.50 cigarette tax increase would help fund teacher pay, Oklahoma health commissioner says

The state cigarette tax is now $1.03 per pack. Cline noted Oklahoma continues to rank among the worst states for overall health despite some improvements. “I’d like to get us out of the bottom 10,” he ... read more

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky supports taxing e-cigarette products

Surgeon General Jerome Adams made the declaration Tuesday and issued an advisory for local and state governments to tax e-cigs ... eight graders, who Chandler said do not typically smoke cigarettes. ... read more

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Would these new proposals help keep e-cigarettes away from Kentucky kids?

Only 52 Kentucky school districts — less than half — include e-cigarettes in their tobacco-free policies. Adding a state tax on e-cigarettes ... control.” Chandler explained that e-cig vapor also has ... read more

Don’t just blame hospitals and docs for high health spending. Texas keeps dropping the ball

Greg Abbott recently resisted a 10% tax on e-cigarettes and ... or near the bottom among all states. In overall health, Texas ranked 37th last year, down three spots from the previous year, according ... read more

D.C. Cigarette Taxes to be Among Nation's Highest Under New Budget

Maryland charges a tax of $2 per pack, while Virginia only charges 30 cents in tax. But when considering combined state and local taxes on cigarettes, D.C. would continue to rank ... from the higher ... read more

Increase Cigarette Taxes For Public Health and a Productive Economy

Indiana prides itself on being a low-cost state to do business, pointing towards rankings like our #10 ... By raising Indiana’s cigarette tax to a reasonable level, legislators can invest in the ... read more

Nevada Cigarette Tax Increase Should Be Higher To Impact Smoking Rates

Nevada's current cigarette tax of 80 cents per pack lags behind much of the rest of the nation, ranking Nevada 35 th out of 50 states, and is currently ... to eliminate cancer as a major health ... read more

Health Advocates Sound Alarm On Kentucky Teens Vaping

Kentucky health leaders gathered Monday at a statewide summit on vaping and e-cigarettes called for state ... designed to help you quit smoking, surely they themselves could not be dangerous.” Catie ... read more

Where you live can have a lot to say about your health

Steve Woolf, director of the VCU center, said that in many states, tobacco control policies and cigarette taxes ... state to help Waterbury develop a home inspection program in which health workers ... read more

Health rankings place Montgomery County among lowest in state

The new county health rankings show once again that Montgomery County is one of the lowest ranked counties in the state while ... addiction and tobacco use, which are the root cause of many other ... read more

Would these new proposals help keep e-cigarettes away from Kentucky kids?

Adding a state tax on e-cigarettes ... health issues later on," he said. Chandler told the Herald-Leader that there's also an enforcement issue. "These things are being sold in stores where IDs are ... read more

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