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Mincer: $1 tobacco tax increase needed for 3 reasons

Saving lives. Raising revenue. Reducing spending. What should the Wyoming Legislature focus on in 2019? What if they could do all three of these things with one simple bill supported by most Wyoming r... read more

Wyoming Legislature to consider tobacco tax increase

Wyoming’s tobacco tax is 3 cents per cigarette ... A 2-cent tax increase per pack is not high enough to change people’s patterns, said Jason Mincer, of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Networ... read more

Local View: Higher tobacco taxes improve health

Despite progress in reducing smoking, 17 percent of adults and 13.3 percent ... They need a pipeline of kids for their industry to survive. The Legislature should approve a $1.50 increase in the cigar... read more

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Don't tap State Fund: Legislators should approve cigarette tax increase instead

This would be a mistake for several reasons, and legislators ought to look for additional revenue elsewhere – such as a $1.50-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes. The idea of charging a management fee ... read more


Indiana Lawmakers Appear Unlikely To Increase Cigarette Tax

A proposed $1 per-pack hike ... would amount to $278.3 million, before rising to nearly $300 million. Still, Holcomb and some Senate Republicans say they prefer to hold off on a cigarette tax increase ... read more

Editorial board: Increase the tobacco tax

That’s significantly under the national average of $1.58. At the same time, the smoking rate in Wyoming – 20.6 percent – is higher than the national average, which is 17.8 percent. There are many reas... read more

Editorial: Progressivism with some restraints in Cuomo's speech

The proposed budget includes $1.3 billion in tax and ... are good reasons to legalize pot, tight regulations are needed to protect the public from possible dangers. Alcohol and tobacco are ... read more

Border Zone Cigarette Taxation: Arkansas’s Novel Solution to the Border Shopping Problem

On February 12, the Arkansas General Assembly passed legislation to increase the ... reduced $0.39 excise tax (Louisiana’s rate plus 3 cents) to Arkansas. Although Arkansas is not collecting the whole ... read more

Tax-Free Cigarettes Sold on Military Bases Cost State $4 Million a Year

The figure could be nearly $1 million more in 1983 if the Legislature lifts a sales tax exemption on cigarettes as proposed. Lifting the exemption would mean an immediate increase ... 1977 totaled $14... read more

Boost in Md. cigarette taxes a boon for smugglers

Maryland may be No. 1 ... reason alone, it can be defended. But the 18 percent drop in official cigarette sales that took place after the tax increase does not mean Maryland went on a health binge. Na... read more

Wyoming lawmakers want to see higher cigarette tax

To cut smoking rates, the state must increase the tobacco tax enough that people notice the difference when buying a pack, Jason Mincer, of the American Cancer ... 4,000 current adult smokers would qu... read more

Legislature to consider tobacco tax increase

Wyoming’s tobacco tax is 3 cents per cigarette ... A 2-cent tax increase per pack is not high enough to change people’s patterns, said Jason Mincer, of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Networ... read more



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