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Higher tobacco tax? It's still a no-brainer

It should be a no-brainer to partially close the hole with a higher tobacco tax. Based on the anti-29 campaign, the cigarette makers shouldn't object. California's tax is 87 cents per pack, well below ... read more

CA's higher cigarette tax could affect sales in NV near state line

That's not surprising to the folks at the Gold Ranch Casino in Verdi, which sells tobacco products at its convenience ... believes the higher tax may prompt some smokers to use chewing tobacco instead ... read more

Local View: Higher tobacco taxes improve health

A $1.50 cigarette tax increase will save more than $450 million in long-term health care costs and bring in more than $75 million in new revenue in its first year alone. While Nebraska can further red... read more

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With Higher Cigarette Taxes, Concerns About Smuggling

"Almost every excise tax forecast that we have made ... results in more revenue to a state government." The Massachusetts Department of Revenue says it expects an extra $135 million over the next 10 m... read more

Health ministry wants higher taxes on tobacco firms

In the budget for 2017-18, the ministry had sought an increase in cigarette prices with higher taxes ... of cigarettes in the country. Taxes on tobacco are considered the most effective way of bringin... read more

Tobacco tax failure highlights Oklahoma legislative dysfunction

The package included a $1.50-per-pack cigarette tax, a six-cent tax increase on gas and changes to the way Oklahoma taxes low-point beer and cigars. It would have covered much of the budget shortfall ... read more

Cigarette Taxes vs. Cigarette Smuggling

Perhaps not coincidentally, New York State also has the highest cigarette ... highest share of its cigarettes — 26.8 percent — smuggled out of the state. The state cut its tax rate in 2011 by 10 cents ... read more

Higher taxes on e-cigarettes approved by Senate committee

TRENTON — Whether you chew, smoke cigars or a pipe, or have traded traditional tobacco products for electronic cigarettes, New Jersey consumers would pay a lot more for their habit under a bill a stat... read more

Spokeswoman says Parkinson will propose cigarette tax hike next year

“He is still looking at the options.” Martino said Parkinson has not decided whether to ask legislators to dedicate the new revenues to health programs, or use it to help the state balance its budget ... read more

Illinois Legislature passes big cigarette tax hike

Opponents of the $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike that the Illinois Legislature passed Tuesday say it's more than just Illinois cigarette sales that will go up in smoke. They noted Illinois' higher gas pr... read more

SUNDAY EDITION | New group seeks tax hike on Kentucky cigarettes amid pension woes

Formed last month, the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow is taking aim at the state’s high smoking rate, pressing for higher cigarette taxes and urging local ... Meanwhile, it’s a “no-brainer” for t... read more

Oklahoma, tribes working on new tobacco tax deals

In tribal nations, tobacco taxes fuel essential services for its members and translate into jobs ... One, the Ponca tribe, is still in negotiations and 11 others have either opted not to compact or do... read more

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