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Industry burns $200k on e-cig and smoking age regulation

47, the tax increase proposal. According to MacLean, all the tobacco entities ... an all out effort to push back on the proposals. But he added that he and other lawmakers did receive letters ... read more

Proposed Oregon tobacco tax springs back to life

A proposed tobacco tax hike that was dormant for months was suddenly revived Thursday. Lawmakers were able to amend it to a more palatable version, with the main change being that it will go to the ... read more

SC lawmakers propose cigarette tax increase to give teachers a raise

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina lawmakers have proposed a unique way to give teachers a raise. A new bill would increase taxes on cigarettes -- by five cents per cigarette ... an added bonus of making ... read more

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Oklahoma Cigarette Sales Declining 1 Year After Tax Hike

OKLAHOMA CITY - One year after state lawmakers passed a dollar tax hike on cigarettes ... a big number,” State Department of Health Interim Tobacco Manager Christin Kirchenbauer said. In 2018, the ... read more

Lawmakers must not roll back tobacco prevention: Letters to the editor

Despite this fact, and the fact that the U.S. surgeon general declared an e-cigarette use epidemic among youth, some Pennsylvania lawmakers ... sense than a 10-year tax abatement. Why don’t we try a ... read more

Research & Commentary: Oregon Cigarette and Vape Tax Would Vaporize Tobacco Harm Reduction

Multiple bills would increase ... earmarked for tobacco prevention and cessation efforts. Although generating funds to address smoking-related health care costs is laudable, lawmakers should not ... read more


The Davis Board of Health Tuesday endorsed a proposed 25-cent per pack hike in cigarette taxes, also hoping some of the estimated ... And, the revenue generated by the hike can be turned back to ... read more

Lawmakers consider tax increase on cigarettes, vaping products

Some lawmakers are ... Manufacturers are pushing back, saying the devices are healthier alternatives to smoking cigarettes. Rep. Rachel Hood, D-Grand Rapids, recently introduced a bill to tax tobacco ... read more

Lawmakers coming back, be wary taxpayers

Imposing a new tax on streaming services such as Netflix. -- Increasing taxes on tobacco including vaping products. -- Adopting a tax on financial transactions. I'm sure I'm missing a few. These ... read more

Less hurdles seen for other tax reforms

Many lawmakers of the previous 17 th Congress had been hesitant to be associated with tax reforms, drawing from the experience of Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph G. Recto, who lost in the 2007 ... read more

Research & Commentary: Tobacco Tax Increases Would Hurt Low Income Persons, Vaporize Harm Reduction in Rhode Island

With a $160 million budget shortfall, Rhode Island lawmakers proposed increasing taxes on cigarettes and cigars, while imposing a new tax on electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. House Bill 5151 ... read more

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