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How Obama’s tobacco tax would drive down smoking rates

President Obama’s proposal to nearly double the federal tobacco tax would help fund a universal pre-K program. And, if history is any guide, it would likely have a marked impact on driving down the country’s smoking rates.
Washington Post
added Apr 15, 2013 08:48
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FISHER: Fewer Smokers Means Higher Taxpayer Costs

A study detailed in the most recent New England Journal of Medicine confirms . . . What the CBO study shows is the litigation that showered such huge benefits on a few was based on the false premise that cigarettes cost taxpayers money. Unfortunately, t
Forbes
added Nov 29, 2012 16:35
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DOCKET for NICOPURE LABS v. FDA et al, Oct 17-26, 2016

MINUTE ORDER... Finally, each side should address the impact of the rules concerning modified-risk tobacco products on these questions, including whether liquids marketed as “nicotine free” are modified risk products.
Tobacco On Trial
added Oct 27, 2016 02:20
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[Canada, USA] Couche-Tard slashes tobacco prices to boost brand

Global retail giant Couche-Tard has dropped prices on tobacco products in its American stores, in an effort to draw more customers to the convenience stores that it owns in the United States.
The Suburban (ca)
added Sep 8, 2016 03:04
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OLIVET: Who really won the legal battle between Philip Morris and Uruguay?

although Philip Morris was required to contribute $7m for legal costs, Uruguay will still have to pay a further...the victory’s most useful contribution would be to raise awareness among states of the dangers of signing up to a privatised court system tha
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 28, 2016 18:15
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[Canada] A $4.9 Billion Decrease in Health Care Expenditure: The Ten-Year Impact of Improving Smoking, Alcohol, Diet and Physical Activity in Ontario (PDF)

current heavy smokers (one or more packs of cigarettes per day) had the highest level of health care costs followed by former heavy smokers, light smokers, former light smokers and non-smokers. The three other risk factors—alcohol, diet and physical
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Services (ICES)
added Apr 7, 2016 21:20
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[Botswana] Tobacco control requires political leaders' intervention

Anti-Tobacco Network (ATN), has called on politicians to prioritise tobacco control and address the issue with the same vigour they do alcohol and HIV/AIDS... Speaking at a tobacco control workshop for health professionals and civil society held in Mokolo
Mmegi (bw)
added Jul 25, 2015 21:31
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[Wisconsin] Higher insurance rates may cause smokers to flee Obamacare coverage

Affordable Care Act sets up a "carrots and stick" scenario for smokers, said Michael Fiore..."The carrots are that if you're a smoker, you will get coverage for evidence-based counseling and medicine," Fiore said. "The stick is that insurers can charge yo
Manitowoc (WI) Herald Times Reporter
added Oct 26, 2013 20:02
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[Michigan] Law defines who's a smoker, and if you are one, it will cost you

■ You’re considered a tobacco user if you’ve used the product an average of four or more times per week within the last six months. ■ An insurance company cannot take tobacco use into account to set premiums if the tobacco user is younger than 18. The r
Detroit (MI) Free Press
added Sep 19, 2013 02:39
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[Wisconsin] Luke Russell column: It's about our rights, not our smoking

In response to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to charge state workers who smoke $50 per month ... Luke Russell, an owner of Titletown Tobacco, writes this: .... According to Dr. James P. Siepmann, smoking does not cause lung cancer, it is one of many risk f
Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette
added Mar 4, 2013 06:58
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