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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

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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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 publ... read more


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

To learn about soda tax, look at cigarette tax

I was not a fan of the $2-a-pack tax, and not just because I was a smoker. Acting on principle, I quit smoking after the $2 tax was imposed. That was good for my health ... the tobacco tax seems to be ... read more

Sin Taxes: Drinking And Smoking Our Way To Fiscal Health

Don't be surprised to see ultra-cool Joe Camel looking a little ... $2 to $2.14. Cigarette taxes went up 50 percent then, too. The idea for a $2-a-pack cigarette tax came from the Advocacy Institute a... read more

House OKs tobacco tax hike

Bates said he was pleased the tobacco tax and budget had passed, but feared the effort is “too little almost too late ... rather than a fix for the budget and state residents’ health. Bates said he ha... 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

Lawmakers taking multi-pronged approach to make Hawaii 1st state to ban cigarettes

Additionally, Hawaii's taxes on cigarettes are the fifth-highest in the nation, at $3.20 per pack. The state also taxes little cigars 15 cents apiece, large cigars at 50 percent of their wholesale pri... read more

92% E-Cigarette Tax? Vermont Governor Backs the Idea

Phil Scott on Thursday threw his support behind a 92 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes ... But proponents portray the move as a public health initiative as surveys show more young people trying an... read more



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