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[Europe] UK alcohol and tobacco prices among highest in EU

EU survey shows Denmark and Norway most expensive, with Macedonia cheapest – but Britain places well above average
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 21, 2013 10:49

Australian government extinguishes states' bid to sue Big Tobacco

The refusal of Canberra to be involved would scupper a class action against cashed-up tobacco companies. Latest estimates indicate that the annual cost of smoking to the Queensland community alone is $6.14 billion in health costs, lost productivity and
The Australian (au)
added May 31, 2013 00:25

[Ireland] Retailers fuming as poptential profits go up in smoke

ILLEGAL cigarette sales are leaving local retailers fuming as literally millions of euro in potential profits go up in smoke. The persistent problem of illegal tobacco products mainly the result of a criminal trade which is netting the perpetrators a sta
Kildare Nationalist (ie)
added May 28, 2013 13:29

[Massachusetts] SUN/REESE: Tobacco tax - Who smokes and who pays?

the poor and the less educated smoke at a higher rate than those with higher incomes and more schooling. As a result, Massachusetts' ever-increasing tobacco tax has become increasingly regressive.
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:47

[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
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