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Cigarette taxes and smoking: Will higher taxes yield a public benefit?

adult smoking is largely unaffected by taxes. At best, cigarette tax increases may have a small negative association with cigarette consumption, although it is difficult to distinguish the effect from zero.
Regulation: The Cato Review of Business & Government
added Feb 26, 2015 08:39

[California] WALTERS: Smoking tax hike would punish poor

Or would it encourage them to deprive themselves and their families of vital consumer goods, such as food, to finance their habits, or perhaps make California a more lucrative venue for cigarette smugglers and black-market suppliers?
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Dec 1, 2014 06:26

[Korea - South] Are lower income smokers more price sensitive?: the evidence from Korean cigarette tax increases

The simulated tax burdens of different income groups show that the additional burden of a tax increase and the associated price rise is largely borne by higher income smokers.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 28, 2014 04:20

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

the rate of cigarette smoking has dropped from about 21 percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2013. That means the number of cigarette smokers dropped from 45.1 million to 42.1 million, despite the increasing population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disea
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 28, 2014 12:12

Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2005–2013

These disparities underscore the importance of enhancing the implementation and reach of proven strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco use among these groups, as well as expanding questions on surveillance tools to better capture data on subpopulations
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Nov 26, 2014 15:49

[UK] Britain kicks the habit: Fewer than 1 in 5 people are still smokers and more than half have never even tried it

Unemployed people, least qualified and low earners more likely to smoke Married people and older people are all less likely to be cigarette smokers
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 26, 2014 15:19

[China] Discarded cigarette ashes could go to good use -- removing arsenic from water

scientists have come up with a new low-cost, simple way to remove arsenic using leftovers from another known health threat -- cigarettes. They report their method in ACS' journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.
American Chemical Society
added Dec 28, 2014 15:36

[UK] Tobacco companies feel the heat as emerging markets burn out

there are doubts about whether growth in developing markets can continue to be a panacea for the tobacco industry. “Emerging markets are never again going to represent for the industry an uncomplicated source of growth,” says Shane MacGuill, analyst at E
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 18, 2014 16:32

New Study Finds An Association Between Financial Dependence And Tobacco Use Among Young Adults

A Study By Legacy Investigates How The Recession Impacted The Millennial Generation’s Financial Independence And Tobacco Consumption / A new study titled “Association between Financial Dependence and Tobacco Use among Young Adults” by Legacy examines th
American Legacy Foundation
added Nov 17, 2014 13:39

MALONE: Power relations and the public health challenge

we must find new ways to be ‘better together’ by partnering with those communities that are hardest-hit by the suffering tobacco products cause. It's hard to do, and many tobacco control leaders simply don't know how to do it. The very first step is cult
Tobacco Control
added Nov 16, 2014 21:43
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