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[New York] Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling by State, 2015

New York has the highest inbound smuggling activity, with an estimated 56.8 percent of cigarettes consumed in the state deriving from smuggled sources in 2015. New York is followed by Arizona (44.8 percent of consumption smuggled), Washington (43.7 perce
Tax Foundation
added Nov 15, 2017 04:31
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Cigarette? No Thanks, I’ll Take the Extra Vacation Days Instead

Labor Department has shown a willingness to sue employers that it believes are running noncompliant wellness and tobacco cessation programs...filed a federal court lawsuit against Macy’s, Anthem, and Cigna over the retailer’s smoking cessation program, wh
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Nov 15, 2017 03:31
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Australian workers who smoke hit national pocketbook

Smoking among the working population is predicted to cost Australia an estimated $340 billion in lost productivity, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the
EurekAlert
added Nov 15, 2017 03:23
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Medicaid helps people stop smoking

The research — from NORC's J. Wyatt Koma, Pitt's Marian Jarlenski, and others, to be published in Medical Care this month — shows a demonstrable increase in people who receive Medicaid quitting smoking.
Vox Media
added Nov 15, 2017 03:21
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Durbin Introduces Legislation To Make The VA Smoke-Free

announced legislation to prohibit smoking at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation would repeal an antiquated 1992 law that requires the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to furnish and maintain designated indoor or outdoor smoking a
US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:53
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[New York] NYCHA Prepares to Implement Smoking Ban

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has been preparing to implement the controversial federal policy across its more than 320 developments that house approximately half-a-million residents. “Smoke-Free NYCHA” involves updating resident leases with la
Gotham Gazette
added Nov 15, 2017 01:48
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Medicaid expansion under ACA linked to higher rate of smoking cessation

When low-income adults were newly covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than their counterparts in states that did not offer Medicaid expansion, according to a new analysis from the Univ
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 14, 2017 13:06
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CDC pegs national smoking rate at 21 percent; Iowa’s is lower

“In Iowa, our news is even better,” said Garin Buttermore... Iowa’s smoking rate has been declining and was 18.5 percent when it was last measured in 2014...rmore credits the 2008 state law that banned smoking in most workplaces and public places for gre
Radio Iowa
added Nov 11, 2017 21:01
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AUSTEN: Pot Advertising, Leonard Cohen and Chimps: The Canada Letter

How will promotion of Canada’s latest legal vice be regulated? The federal government has two models. One is the system for cigarettes, which effectively bans most conventional advertising and marketing, requires stores to keep cigars and cigarettes out
New York Times
added Nov 10, 2017 22:18
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The Tobacco to 21 Act (S. 2100 in the 115th Congress) (PDF)

. The Tobacco to 21 Act would raise the minimum legal tobacco age of sale to 21 from the current minimum legal age of 18. . Three-quarters of Americans favor raising the tobacco age of sale to 21 years, including seven in ten smokers.1 . The Institut
US Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)
added Nov 10, 2017 17:28
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