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Raise cigarette tax for Hoosier health

Count us among those who believe that lawmakers should raise the cigarette tax. And they should direct the money generated toward smoking cessation and other related programs. A state that puts far to... read more

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

Tobacco Tax: The most effective least-used tool in public health

The World Health ... finance. Academia and civil society have an important role to play here, providing expert technical advice and evidence and helping build capacity. The public too must get involve... read more

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South Africa: Mboweni, Take a Chance and Take Back the Tax - It's Time to Hike Tobacco Taxes

In his speech, Finance ... tobacco sales. But there's a cost-effective fix for this. Hiking tobacco taxes costs as little as seven cents per person per year, the WHO estimates in a 2014 report. Treati... read more


We read Democrats’ 8 plans for universal health care. Here’s how they work.

All the likely 2020 Democratic nominees support the idea, too. “Medicare-for-all ... suggests one unique funding source: taxes on cigarettes and sugary beverages, as a way to raise revenue and improve ... 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

‘Broken Promise’ report shows states spend too little of settlement money on smoking prevention

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids ... to attack the enormous public health problems caused by tobacco use in the United States. Despite receiving huge sums from the settlement and collecting billions ... read more

The Public Pulse: Broaden tax discussion; Thanks to Willa Cather staff; No 'free, clean energy'

That discussion must include how we finance our K-12 schools to align with the intent of Article VII-1 of the Nebraska State Constitution. You cannot have sustainable property tax ... 4 Public Pulse ( ... read more

A cigarette smuggling epidemic is coming to DC

ADVERTISEMENT District residents and commuters already have an incentive to shop elsewhere for their tobacco products. Maryland taxes its cigarettes at $2 per pack and Virginia does so at just 30 cent... read more

Copying Cleopatra: The Cigarette ‘Made In Egypt’, Via Montenegro – Analysis

The label bears the words ‘Made in Egypt’, as well as Egyptian health warnings and a claim ... May and Decemberof 2009. Italia Tobacco Production was linked to a 2011 bribery case involving a Romanian ... read more

I come to praise McConnell, not to bury him — on the hemp bill

I’m still the tree-hugging, LGBT-embracing, immigrant-welcoming, campaign finance-reforming ... to budget-busting tax cuts. But when it comes to hemp, I’ve seen another side of McConnell. And it makes ... read more

The case for raising the alcohol tax

Based on the research, a higher alcohol tax would reduce drinking and likely excessive drinking in particular, saving thousands of lives and preventing all sorts of crime and public health ... still d... read more



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