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Kentucky Could Nearly Triple Cigar Taxes

Among the bills the Kentucky House of Representatives will consider this session is House Bill 132, a 213-page document that proposes a number of tax increases to tobacco products of all kinds, including an increase that could result in a nearly 300% incr
added Jan 14, 2015 11:13

Cheaper Chew? Kentucky's tax on chewing tobacco set to drop

Kentucky's tax on chewing tobacco will be cut by more than half in August, thanks to a little-noticed bill passed this year that has drawn the ire of health advocates and officials. The change will drop the tax on chewing tobacco from roughly 41 cents p
Kentucky Enquirer (Cincinnati Enquirer)
added Jun 9, 2013 17:41

[Kentucky, North Carolina] Thousands of farmers stopped growing tobacco after deregulation payouts

the remaining growers are dealing with the recent loss of a decade-long cash infusion ordered by the U.S. government — but those who remain are better positioned to grapple with foreign competition than they were 10 years ago, industry analysts say.
USA Today
added Sep 3, 2015 12:03

Wendell Ford, Longtime Kentucky Senator, Dies at 90

Harry Reid, D-Nev., called Ford “a fine man.” “As a new senator I met with him,” Reid said. “He said ‘I am from Kentucky, I drink Kentucky bourbon, and I smoke Kentucky cigarettes all the time’ … “No one is against efforts to stop teen smoking, but turni
Roll Call
added Jan 22, 2015 23:39

Smoke Free Coalition to Kentucky Lawmakers No More Excuses

The Kentucky Smoke-Free Coalition has a message for state lawmakers: Make a comprehensive, statewide, indoor, smoke-free law a "number one priority" during the 2015 legislative session. Amy Barkley, chair of the Kentucky Smoke-Free Coalition, says her or
Public News Service (PNS)
added Nov 18, 2014 10:43

[Kentucky] WATERS: High cigarette tax hurts the poor: Opposing view

Kentucky is a woefully unhealthy state. ... More would quit if Kentucky used more of its $320 million tobacco settlement on education. ... Education, making smoking less culturally acceptable and appealing to citizens' personal responsibility have been e
USA Today
added Jan 10, 2014 04:56

New Ads Call for Smoke-Free Kentucky

Bluegrass State Has the Nation’s Highest Smoking and Lung Cancer Rates
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jan 10, 2013 11:40

[Kentucky] Supreme Court nominee helped win big award here

Roberts worked with Gorsuch during months of preparation. The four-week trial concluded with a jury awarding $1.05 billion for their client, Conwood Sales Company, a major manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products which changed its name in 2010 to The A
Paducah (KY) Sun
added Mar 27, 2017 04:00

Quarles says FDA regulation on smokeless tobacco would ‘devastate’ Kentucky growers

KY Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles is asking [FDA] to withdraw a proposed regulation...The proposal to limit the N-Nitrosonornicotine level in finished smokeless tobacco products to one part per million, Quarles wrote, “is not realistic or achievabl
The Lane Report
added Mar 11, 2017 15:24

[Kentucky] Tobacco production update ($$)

Tobacco production is tough on soil because substantial and frequent tillage is typically used. This activity destroys soil structure and predis-
poses it to the potential of erosion. Tobacco is planted at a low population resulting in very little root ma
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Dec 21, 2015 14:59
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