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[Wisconsin] $2 million habit: WI Public employee smoking surcharge would generate millions for state

Lighting up may cost state employees $50 more per month, but the state’s coffers could be about $6 million richer over the next biennium, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed measure to af (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added May 21, 2013 13:35

[Africa, Uganda] Young girls more prone to addiction

Research done in Uganda shows that the average Ugandan child starts smoking at the age of 13. In tobacco growing areas like Arua district, the initiation age is even lower, with some children taking to the habit at the age of nine.
The New Vision (ug)
added May 15, 2013 09:50

[UK] 34 million working days lost every year due to smoking-related sick leave

How e-cigarettes could be the answer to loss of productivity caused by smoking breaks. (uk)
added Apr 30, 2013 16:38

[Ireland] Research shows major drop in deaths since smoking ban

Nearly 4,000 deaths have been prevented in Ireland as a result of the smoking ban introduced in 2004, according to new research. Brunel University in London, DIT in Dublin and the Tobacco Free Research institute say that the lower death rate from smoking
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Apr 29, 2013 13:50

[West Virginia] Up in smoke: tobacco users could see much higher premiums next

Under the Affordable Care Act ... the wellness program threshold changed from 20 percent to 30 percent. Then, the IRS gave the authority to the U.S. Department of the Treasury to increase the smoking premium up to 50 percent. ... West Virginia's elevated
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Apr 23, 2013 14:15

[Missouri] Smoking-ban cities would face tax penalty under House bill

Cities and counties with local smoking bans would face stiff financial penalties under a Missouri House bill submitted recently by a group of St. Charles County lawmakers. The measure would require cities or counties to turn over to local school district
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Apr 23, 2013 12:46

[Asia] Illicit cigarette trade in Pakistan causing $175.8m loss

Pakistan is losing 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$175.8 million) per annum due to the illicit cigarette trade which represents about 26.7 per cent of total cigarettes consumed in terms of volume. According to a research paper compiled by the Euromonitor
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Apr 17, 2013 07:05

[Hong Kong] WINN: Tobacco and roadside pollution more dangerous than bird flu

This is why it is particularly galling that there was no increase in the tax on tobacco in this year's budget. A packet of Marlboro Light costs HK$50 in Hong Kong, HK$76 in Singapore and HK$139 in Brisbane. Increasing tax is considered to be one of the bi
South China Morning Post
added Apr 12, 2013 00:28

[California] EDITORIAL: Blowing smoke on workplace health

It's one thing to ask people to bear more of the cost of their preventable illness by paying higher premiums, but to deprive them of the chance at a livelihood because they engage in perfectly legal behavior is outrageous. By all means, outlaw smoking in
Los Angeles Times
added Apr 4, 2013 14:59

[Indiana] Disagreement Over Smoking Ban Impact on Bars

But some bar owners say the smoking ban isn't the main reason pubs are shutting down. Terri Carl runs LeRoy's Tavern. She says a lot of things can cause a bar to close.
WTVW Fox 7 (Evansville, IN)
added Mar 6, 2013 13:12
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