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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 health... read more

Supporters say tobacco tax increase will cover Medicaid costs despite Big Tobacco claims

Supporters of the initiative, including health groups around the state, argue it’s time Big Tobacco ... too, leaving the burden on taxpayers. “I think revenue’s going to be quite a bit short,” Lewis s... read more

Modelling the impact of raising tobacco taxes on public health and finance

... increases in tobacco taxation can lead to improvements in public health finance. We wished to demonstrate the potential for tobacco taxation to reduce tobacco use, save lives and generate tax reve... read more

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In a state of great wealth, all the health care some can afford

Too many are offered only policies with thousands of dollars in deductibles and out-of-pocket costs — and little ... of tobacco revenues to fight tobacco use and the enormous public health ... read more

WHO Head Highlights Tobacco Plain Packaging Victory At WTO; Vaping Lobbyists Hit Geneva

Gabon and Gambia have increased tobacco taxes. India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand have introduced large graphic health warnings. Many countries have banned smoking in public places ... the launch of ... read more

Big tobacco's smoke and mirrors act

The warning images on the packages leave little to the imagination about what kind of health problems await people ... Many African nations rely on tobacco taxes to finance their budgets. The public i... read more

Palm Oil Is Everywhere in India—and Public-Health Experts Are Concerned

In its call for the removal of trans fats, the World Health Organization states that dietary saturated fatty acids are also “of particular concern, as high levels of intake are correlated with increas... read more

Meant to help with mental illness, money from tax on millionaires piles up

Even today, as the homeless crisis deepens and suicide remains persistently high, critics say too much of the money the county spends from the fund goes to consultants, reports, public ... Health Serv... read more

Vernon Hills plans to raise age for tobacco sale to 21

"In doing that, you are creating public awareness regarding a health issue. Often times what may seem like a really small policy change is actually creating a larger impact." Village Trustee James Sch... read more

Here's how $183 billion in taxpayer dollars will be spent in California's new budget

(Rich Pedroncelli / AP) While schools get the largest slice of California tax dollars, the combination of federal and state funds makes healthcare the single biggest ... cash payments to those who ear... read more

Cook County pop tax one step away from repeal after 15-1 test vote

“Simply put, the financial health of too ... tax “essential” for the delivery of county services and saying he admired Preckwinkle for her efforts to fight for the tax and praising Bloomberg for his y... read more

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