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Smoking penalty: Individual health care coverage could become unaffordable for many people

Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama’s health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legisla
Washington Post
added Jan 24, 2013 20:21


* How Eliminating the Global Illicit Cigarette Trade Would Increase Tax Revenue and Save Lives If the global illicit trade were eliminated, governments would gain at least $31 billion, and from 2030 onwards would save over 160,000 lives a year. more...
World Lung Foundation
added Jan 6, 2013 13:09

Smokers Pay 14% Higher Health Insurance Premiums Than Non-Smokers, eHealth Data Shows

"This is valuable data for consumers and advocacy groups working on important health issues related to smoking and overall fitness," said eHealth Chief Executive Office, Gary Lauer. "For the second year in a row now, we've been able to put a dollar figure
CBS MarketWatch
added Jan 4, 2013 20:49

Sri Lankans spend 10 times of poverty alleviation funds for smoking, says Minister

Sri Lanka Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka says the poverty cannot be eradicated in the country as long as people waste money for alcohol, smoking and drugs.
added Dec 26, 2012 01:02

[North Carolina, Virginia] EDITORIAL: The disappearance of tobacco money

In tough times, some worthy programs have to be trimmed. But many young smokers and their loved ones - as well as taxpayers who've historically subsidized the health care of ailing smokers - will pay dearly for those cuts. Lawmakers in Virginia, North C
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Dec 26, 2012 00:23

Radio: Programs: Russian companies use outdated employee motivation tactics

1.3 Trillion rubles or 42.3 billion US dollars – this is the annual cost of smoking which Russians impose on the government. Moskovskiy Komsomolets reports that this figure has been voiced during a recent teleconference “Doctors and patients against smoki
Voice of Russia RUVR (ru)
added Dec 17, 2012 01:25

Bulgarians made 60,000 reservations for holidays in Serbia due to smoking ban here: business

“Bulgarian citizens have made 60,000 reservations for celebrating New Year in Serbia because of the full smoking ban in Bulgaria,” said Blagoy Ragin, Chairperson of the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association (BHRA), speaking at the sitting of the Par
Focus English News (bg)
added Dec 13, 2012 14:57

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

•Changes in federal spending from improved health would be quite small relative to the size of the programs affected
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
added Nov 30, 2012 09:29

[Texas] Rathbun, Estrada, Trawick, Bui: Smoking ban protects employee health

After going smoke-free, our businesses have saved money on insurance, maintenance and other costs related to secondhand smoke. Most of all, our employees are healthier. We've seen improvements in employee productivity, lower absenteeism and higher employ
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Nov 23, 2012 21:24

WILLIAMS: What the Future Holds for Tobacco Taxes

what is clear is the WHO’s interest in pushing higher tobacco taxes within signatory states. Recently, the WHO was caught urging China, Cambodia and other Southeast Asian nations to increase their tobacco taxes, in line with FCTC benchmarks.
Town Hall
added Nov 12, 2012 11:28
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