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Tobacco tax ‘too little’ to finance public healthcare

THE Finance Ministry’s plan to collect an extra Bt2 from every cigarette packet sold to fund the universal healthcare scheme has been met with scepticism by public-health experts. The universal ... read more

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

RCP noted “in the interests of public health it is important to promote the use of e-cigarettes.” Perhaps most troubling with the proposed tax increase is that Rhode Island spends little tobacco ... ... read more

Increase tobacco tax now

The country’s legislators face a unique opportunity to save lives and protect the health of millions of Filipinos as they consider the proposal to increase tobacco tax. At this stage, when the ... read more

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Revealed — A Roadmap to Defeat Tobacco Tax & Keep Indonesians Addicted

Annual increases in tobacco tax are small, having little impact on cigarette prices to reduce consumption, especially among the poor, who form the bulk of smokers. In 2017, the Ministry of Finance ... read more

Newly legalized hemp industry set to create a jobs boom in the US

It should be noted, too ... other tobacco farmers switching to hemp. "This is not some fad. Kentucky will have a very substantial hemp industry." For more on tech, transformation and the future of ... read more

Arkansas Senate rejects tobacco, pot tax measure that would assist UAMS cancer designation

Public health advocates ... raise the tax on packs of about 32 cigarette papers by 50 cents to 75 cents; and eliminate the current border zone tax rate for cigarettes. The bill would become effective ... read more

Investors grill Altria CEO over $12.8 billion bet on e-cigarette giant Juul

Analysts and investors worried Altria paid too much for its 35% stake in the company and very little say over its operations, especially with the e-cigarette ... in health-care innovation, click ... read more

Blood money: Bill to finance UAMS cancer research includes favors for Big Tobacco

There’s at least irony, if not hypocrisy, in extending a hand to the tobacco industry to support cancer research, particularly with the ongoing new debate on growth of electronic cigarettes and their ... read more

Obama calls for cigarette tax hike of 94 cents a pack

The federal tax on cigarettes is already $1.01 a pack. President Obama wants to nearly double it. Smokers pay hefty state taxes on tobacco too. President's ... tax increase would have substantial ... read more

Big bust of smuggling ring unlikely to stem flow of illegal smokes

From a public health perspective ... Big tobacco companies aren't too concerned with smuggling, because their profits aren't affected by how much tax is added to the cost of a pack. Given the massive ... read more

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