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[District of Columbia] Should D.C. Have the Highest State Cigarette Tax in the Country? Testimony before the D.C. Council Committee on Finance and Revenue on B22-460

a bill to increase the tax on cigarettes by $2.00 per pack, to a total excise tax rate of $4.50 for each pack sold. While the Tax Foundation takes no position on legislation, I’d like to offer some of our findings from research we have published on this i
Tax Foundation
added Feb 14, 2018 16:54

[Indiana] VIDEO: Mike Pence's home state can now require Medicaid recipients to work

Vice President Mike Pence and Seema Verma revolutionized Medicaid in Indiana a few years ago... Under the newly granted waiver, smokers who don't participate in tobacco cessation activities will face premium surcharges as an incentive to engage in health
added Feb 14, 2018 10:27

HHS approves Indiana's Medicaid plan to require work

Indiana's plan will begin in 2019 and will last for three years. The state also will become the first to impose higher Medicaid premiums on smokers in the plan approved by the federal government.
added Feb 14, 2018 10:24

VIDEO: Indiana Medicaid work requirements fuel worries for the poor

led by Seema Verma, who... once worked for Governor Pence in Indiana, where she tested out her conservative policies... Now she’s taking her vision even further, by ... making smokers pay more for public insurance
added Feb 14, 2018 10:22
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The Methodological Quality and Effectiveness of Technology-Based Smoking Cessation Interventions for Disadvantaged Groups: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Few methodologically rigorous studies were identified. Mobile phone text-messaging, computer- and website-delivered quit support showed promise at increasing quit rates among Indigenous, psychiatric and inpatient substance use disorder patients. Further
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 11, 2018 00:16

Trends in Absolute and Relative Educational Inequalities in Adult Smoking Since the Early 2000s: The Case of Germany [FREE FULL TEXT]

In the course of declining smoking rates, educational inequalities in smoking persisted in both absolute and relative terms. In men, relative inequalities in smoking may even have widened within only 9 years. Tobacco control policies should not only be t
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 11, 2018 00:11

A Proactive Smoking Cessation Intervention for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Smokers: The Role of Smoking-Related Stigma [FREE FULL TEXT]

interventions which utilize proactive outreach to stimulate interest in quitting and offer facilitated access to free cessation treatments are an effective treatment approach for these hard-to-reach smokers. These strategies may be particularly effective
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 11, 2018 00:08

STEINBERG: Harms and Benefits of Stigmatizing Smoking [FREE FULL TEXT]

At minimum, we must focus more on efforts to provide better, more accessible treatment options, which are likely to result in lower smoking prevalence in the remaining smokers without further marginalizing these groups as nondesirable.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 10, 2018 19:58

q&a: how big tobacco preys on low-income communities

nearly 20 million viewers of the 2018 GRAMMY Awards watched Dr. Jennifer Pearson explain how the tobacco industry continues to sell products that kill 1,300 Americans every day: by targeting lower-income communities and enhancing the addictiveness of cig
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 8, 2018 21:07

[Australia] Jobless woman on $666 a fortnight from Centrelink shares her budget and claims she can't afford the 'basics for survival' (but she still manages to find $65 for cigarettes and $20 for cat food)

A woman has complained her Centrelink allowance is not enough to cover her fortnightly budget, which includes $65 for cigarettes and $20 for cat food. The Adelaide woman took to social media to ask for advice after revealing her $666 welfare payment did
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 7, 2018 19:38
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