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Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The yearly financial toll of COPD (which includes
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 30, 2014 16:39
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Americans Favor Ban on Smoking in Public, but Not Total Ban

A majority of Americans, 56%, are in favor of making smoking in public places illegal. This is in line with what Gallup has measured since 2011. By contrast, until 2008, Gallup found most Americans were opposed to a ban on smoking in public places, with a
Gallup Organization
added Jul 30, 2014 06:24
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Testimony of Rocky Patel Owner, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Inc. before the United States Senate Committee on Finance Tobacco: Taxes Owed, Avoided, and Evaded July 29, 2014 (PDF)

The premium cigar industry would like to work with Congress and regulators on this issue. One constructive approach would be to define “premium cigar” in the Internal Revenue Code, which would distinguish between non-premium, “lighter” large cigars and p
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 12:20
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STATEMENT OF RONALD J. BERNSTEIN PRESIDENT AND CEO OF LIGGETT VECTOR BRANDS LLC BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

the renegade tobacco industry has also re-labeled “little cigars” as “filtered cigars” while making minimal changes to the weight of the product. This has created another tax dodge that has cost the federal government close to $900 million. Together wi
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 12:18
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TOBACCO TAXES / Disparities in Rates for Similar Smoking Products Continue to Drive Market Shifts to Lower-Taxed Options: Statement of David Gootnick, Director, International Affairs and Trade (PDF)

In its 2012 report, GAO suggested that Congress consider equalizing tax rates on roll-your-own and pipe tobacco and, in consultation with Treasury, consider options for reducing tax avoidance due to tax differentials between small and large cigars
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 12:15
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Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau John J. Manfreda, Administrator Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (PDF)

given the increased financial incentives for unlawful diversion following tobacco tax rate increases, illicit schemes to evade federal excise taxes will continue to evolve and require an ongoing and dedicated enforcement presence to address them.
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 12:08
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GOLDSTEIN: National Ad Campaigns Can Spark Discussions About Tobacco Cessation

On Aug. 7, the AAFP and the American Academy of Pediatrics will offer a webinar for clinicians(www3.gotomeeting.com) about how the CDC and FDA campaigns can bolster discussions with patients and families about tobacco cessation. Please join us for this i
American Family Physician
added Jul 29, 2014 11:20
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Hatch Statement at Finance Committee Hearing on Tobacco Taxation (PDF)

Given the fact that roll-your-own tobacco is taxed at around 10 times the rate of pipe tobacco, this market shift deserves our attention. ... Though we’re talking about a specific set of federal excise taxes on a product that is controversial, that sho
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 11:11
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LIVE VIDEO: Tobacco: Taxes Owed, Avoided, and Evaded

U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 11:08
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Statement of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) “Tobacco: Taxes Owed, Avoided and Evaded” / United States Senate Committee on Finance (PDF)

• Many Native American tribes and tribal retailers are abusing their sovereignty to evade state taxes on sales of tobacco. Such tribes and retailers abuse their ability to sell tax-free to their own members and expand those sales to non-members even thou
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Jul 29, 2014 11:04
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