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YELOWITZ: Obamacare’s Not-So-Hidden Tax: Thank You for Smoking

cigarette taxes in Obamacare lack transparency. They are buried in the weeds of Obamacare premiums as hefty smoking taxes, meant to influence or punish the choices of 18 percent of American adults. Perhaps if smoking rates were as high as obesity, they’d
Cato Institute
added Jul 17, 2015 17:29
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SHILLERS FOR KILLERS / Revealed: How the tobacco industry paid journalists, scientists, activists and lawyers to cover up the most deadly crime in human history.

even those whose financial relationships with Big Tobacco are above-board...have been denounced in judicial court decisions as accessories to RICO...I’m going to name names. Some are surprising; some shocking; others downright horrifying.
Pando
added Jul 9, 2015 13:38
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[Asia-pacific, USA] The Trans-Pacific Partnership Takes Center Stage

congressional passage of the Trade Promotion Authority bill was only the warm-up act....the most recent position associated with U.S. negotiators – although not the official position, reportedly – is that tobacco-related claims should be excluded from acc
Cato Institute
added Jun 25, 2015 15:40
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[Louisiana] James Gill: Anti-smoking movement gets puritanical

Not all authorities agree that secondhand smoke is quite as lethal as advertised. The Cato Institute, for example, suggests that "junk science" underpins many of the claims made by the anti-tobacco campaign, and it is not in the zealot's nature to unders
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Dec 4, 2014 07:42
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[Russia] MITCHELL: World Health Organization Ignores Ebola - Focuses on Taxing Tobacco Instead - Daniel J. Mitchell

But presumably there is a legitimate government role in preventing something like infectious diseases. So why isn’t WHO focused solely on things such as Ebola and SARS rather than engaging in ideological campaigns to expand the size and scope of governme
Town Hall
added Oct 14, 2014 01:28
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[Indonesia, USA] WATSON: As Expected, WTO Clove Cigarette Case Goes Nowhere

American refusal to comply with global trade rules against regulatory protectionism is both unfortunate and, in this case, unsurprising. There were two basic ways that the U.S. government could have come into compliance: 1) by dropping the ban on cloves
Cato Institute
added Oct 8, 2014 14:45
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LESTER: Trade, Tobacco, and the TPP

Drawing the appropriate balance is difficult, particularly in the case of a controversial product such as tobacco. Ultimately, tobacco is not as unique as some suggest, though, and coming up with special rules is more of a distraction than a solution.
Cato Institute
added Nov 19, 2013 15:51
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OLSON: Estimate: Massachusetts Diverts 99% of Tobacco Money to Other Causes

we can now see that it was the purest pretense for attorneys general in states like Massachusetts to have portrayed the Great Tobacco Robbery settlement of some years back as motivated by a supposed need for new “public health” outlays, as opposed to shee
Cato Institute
added Jan 29, 2013 13:32
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[New York] Independent and Principled? Behind the Cato Myth

The Nation
added Apr 21, 2012 00:00
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Koch v. Cato — A View from Cato

The Volokh Conspiracy (blog)
added Mar 20, 2012 00:00
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