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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 neighbor... read more

Tax tobacco sky high

the tax rate for beedis and other non-cigarette tobacco has reportedly not even been discussed, giving rise to speculation that they might be kept out of the demerit list altogether. The demerit list ... read more

Tobacco taxes go sky high

William Parra smokes 12 packs of cigarettes a week, and no tobacco tax hike is going to stop him. He would rather cancel vacations and put off buying a new car — the government is not going to tell hi... read more

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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 relyi... read more


Sky-high school price a stunner in Baldwin County

mindful of limited tax money to pay for much-needed projects. The issue sprang up in Baldwin County last week during a special school board meeting. The board received only a single bid to construct a ... read more

New Jersey to use cigarette tax money to curb vaping

The FDA estimates that vaping has increased 77% nationwide this year among high school students ... 1% of the revenues generated from tobacco taxes to go to cessation and prevention programs. read more

Maryland Gov. Hogan lays out second-term agenda: Tax cuts, school accountability, non-partisan redistricting

Speaking to the news media, Hogan said he planned to push for tax cuts, increased accountability in local ... staff has done to pass the governor's bills. Hogan has maintained sky-high approval rating... read more

Missoula schools crack down on e-cigarette and vape pens

Years of anti-tobacco campaigns led many students to reject smoking ... Jennifer Courtney, the principal of Missoula Big Sky High School, said their school is providing “push-in” lessons in which scho... read more

Tobacco Tax, New Mining Rules Fail at the Ballot Box

However, the tobacco industry funneled ... The six-mill tax is equivalent to $6 for every $1,000 of a property’s taxable value. The act will go into effect on Jan. 1 and terminate in 2028. read more

Tobacco companies challenge New York City cigarette prices

Tobacco companies and three trade groups representing cigarette retailers asked a federal court on Thursday to block a new law designed to keep tobacco prices sky high in New York ... set by the city, ... read more

New York Creates Massive Cigarette Black Market, Wants Virginia to Fix It

In the world of politicians, there's no such thing as admitting that a tax is too sky-high to be enforced. Well, OK. New Hampshire actually cut its tax by a dime—and benefited from increased sales to ... read more

One dead and 106 injured in fuel tax protests in France

A map showing the locations of the protests against rising fuel taxes One protester, Esteban, told Sky News the cost of fuel was so high that he was considering a second job to help pay for his ... read more



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