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Raising the Excise Tax on Cigarettes: Effects on Health and the Federal Budget

By themselves, the effects of improvements in health (including greater longevity) on revenues and outlays would have the net result of reducing deficits for roughly the next 50 years (see figure below). After that, however, the increase in spending (spur
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
added Jun 16, 2012 08:43
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[North Carolina] Duke To Add Tobacco Surcharge To Insurance

Employees who are smokers or tobacco users will pay $10 per month beginning in 2013
Duke University News Service
added Jun 6, 2012 08:16
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KEENE: Too much fun for the anti-cigar spoilsports to allow

exempt “premium” cigars costing more than 10 bucks apiece. That will allow the do-gooders among us to make it more expensive and far more difficult for the poor to enjoy a good cigar while the professional and political elites continue to puff away. It’s
Washington Times
added Sep 10, 2014 14:25
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[Minnesota] Single sales of cheap cigars could be banned in St. Paul

Anti-tobacco activists and retailers are squaring off over a proposed city ordinance that would ban the sale of cheap, single-serve cigars popular at gas stations and convenience stores. With an eye on underage sales, the St. Paul City Council will vote
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Aug 26, 2014 21:27
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WEST/MARTEAU: Commentary on Casswell (2013): The commercial determinants of health - West [FREE FULL TEXT]

Reducing consumption requires re-thinking macro-economics to achieve prosperity without growth, a brave but vital initiative to curb the commercial determinants of health before the planet becomes too hostile to support human existence [7, 8].
Addiction
added Mar 21, 2013 12:08
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Research reveals assorted ills of tobacco farming ($$)

Tobacco farming is harmful to the environment and to the farm workers, with multinational tobacco companies contributing to the problem by exploiting local farmers, new research has revealed. A review of research on the environmental health impact of tob
Cape Times (za)
added Aug 22, 2012 02:06
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[California] LETTER: Smokers should pay

Boy! Talk about getting my dander up. The June 16 letter "Unfair taxation" really got to me. . . . . I am not willing to pay for your cancer research, when it is you who are choosing to cause yourself the cancer.
San Bernadino County (CA) Sun
added Jul 9, 2012 01:21
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[Canada] IAN IRVINE Tobacco rulings and revenues: The numbers just don’t add up

the Canadian market is worth $10-billion to producers – admittedly a speculative estimate – where will we find the $100-billion claimed in all these suits? To garner roughly 10 times the capital value of Canadian producers, our Canadian plaintiffs must
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Jun 4, 2015 12:52
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[North Carolina] GOLDSTEIN: Slashing anti-tobacco programs will cost money, lives

The North Carolina legislature is poised to dramatically reduce and probably eventually eliminate the state’s nationally recognized tobacco use prevention and cessation program
Durham (NC) Herald Sun
added Jun 5, 2012 15:04
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[Malaysia] Illegal puffs on the downtrend

THE results of the latest Illegal Cigarettes Study (ICS) for the period March-May 2012 reveal that the illegal cigarettes incidence in Malaysia is trending down to 34.7%, compared with 34.8% in October-December 2011.
Malay Mail (my)
added Aug 14, 2012 21:06
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