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Sky-high cigarette taxes are the new Prohibition: The consequences are eerily similar

Not only are high cigarette taxes ineffective, they can be costly for governments. Law enforcement devotes substantial resources to a largely futile effort. And New York lost somewhere in the ... read more

California’s sky-high cigarette tax may already be reducing smoking

An early analysis from the nonpartisan state Legislative Analyst’s Office shows that the tax increase may be dramatically reducing cigarette smoking in the state. The new excise tax, which increased ... read more

Despite Sky-High Tobacco Taxes and Ad Bans, Some Europeans Are Smoking More

The findings are striking, considering that the European Union has banned cigarette advertising in print and broadcast media, and many European countries have enacted sky-high ... tells Bloomberg News ... read more

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Study: Cigarette Tax Evasion Sky-High In Washington, Idaho A Big Supplier

Idaho’s tobacco tax is less than half of Oregon’s and one fifth of Washington’s. Mackinac Center director of fiscal policy Michael LaFaive says the most obvious solution is to roll back taxes in the ... read more

NYC $11 Cigarettes: Will Sky High Smoking Tax Make New Yorkers Healthier?

They currently pay $2.75 in "sin tax." In addition, tax on cigars and chewing tobacco will climb from 46 percent of the ... "I think people will find other ways, go out of state and stuff to buy ... read more

Minnesota budget deal: Tax hikes on high earners, tobacco

Mark Dayton and Democratic legislative leaders reached a budget agreement Sunday that calls for $2 billion in new taxes and boosts spending for schools and property tax relief. The Democrats are ... read more

How New Yorkers are doubly burned by high cigarette tax

New York is No ... just as tobacco taxes climbed 190 percent. Jean Walsh, chief of investigations for Bronx DA Darcel Clark, says smuggling can be even “more lucrative than drug dealing.” Cig-tax ... read more

Distillers hope federal budget scraps alcohol escalator tax

The tax ... the 1980s: sky high prices, a freeze on investment, closed distilleries, lost jobs and Canada losing ground versus our international competitors.” The increase this April will amount to a ... read more

Santa Fe’s lone cigar bar ready to resist tobacco tax

said he and his partners will close the store if legislators approve a wide-ranging bill intended to reduce teen smoking with sky-high taxes. Former State Sen. Cisco McSorley filed the measure to ... read more

Senate conferees agree to cigarette tax No agreement on tax increase for wealthy. Extended session possible.

"We don't like it, but we'll go with it," said Sen. John A. Cade, R-Anne Arundel. The Senate had proposed a 10 cents-a-pack increase. The House, which initially opposed any increase in the cigarette ... read more

Michael Bloomberg may be Big Tobacco’s biggest enemy

The number of people smoking the leaves globally has remained sky high — 1.1 billion ... allow the anti-tobacco program to add two new focus areas to its work. The first will be to work with countries ... read more

Philip Morris Vs. British American: One Clear Winner

While smoking rates in the US have been declining for about 60 years (from a high of 42% to just 14% today) in other countries, especially emerging markets in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, ... read more

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