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Montana bill to raise tobacco, e-cig taxes draws big crowd on both sides

Dozens of people squared off on a bill to raise the tax on tobacco products and impose a new tax on a key component of e-cigarettes. At issue before the Senate Taxation Committee was Senate Bill 354, by Sen. Mary Caferro, D-Helena, in a packed hearing r
Bozeman (MT) Chronicle
added Mar 28, 2017 15:59
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[Montana] Bill Would Raise Taxes On Tobacco, E-Cigarettes

A proposal to increase tobacco taxes, which would also impose Montana's first ever tax on vapor and e-cigarettes got its first debate in the Senate Monday morning. The bill introduced by Helena Democrat Mary Caferro calls for a $1.50 tax increase on a pa
Montana Public Radio
added Mar 28, 2017 03:53
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[Montana] Bill introduced to increase direct care salaries by expanding tobacco tax

In addition to increasing taxes on cigarettes by a dollar amount, all other forms of tobacco, including e-cigarettes for the first time, would see a tax increase of 24 percent. Senate Bill 354 intends to lower healthcare costs by encouraging people to st
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Mar 28, 2017 03:53
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[Montana] Council: SHS reACT students plead for tobacco free areas

The Feb. 21 Shelby City Council meeting featured a full agenda with reACT students from Shelby High School making a return appearance in regards to making public parks and ball fields in Shelby tobacco free.
Shelby (MT) Promoter
added Mar 2, 2017 12:01
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[Montana] Groups propose $1.50 a pack hike in state cigarette tax

Some health advocacy groups on Monday said they are supporting a draft bill to raise the state tax on cigarettes by $1.50 a pack to boost it to $3.20 a pack. Montana’s current cigarette tax of $1.70 a pack ranks 22nd highest nationally and hasn’t been ra
Bozeman (MT) Chronicle
added Feb 21, 2017 03:05
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[Montana] SHS reAct members ask council to make city’s parks, nearby areas safer & tobacco free

The City Council meeting held Monday, Feb. 6, started with four members of the Shelby High School reACT group making a presentation to the council. TJ Reynolds, Maddy Hellinger, David Kelleher and Andrew Johnson, along with advisor Lauri Tokerud, spoke to
Shelby (MT) Promoter
added Feb 15, 2017 20:53
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[Montana] DICKERSON: Health Matters: Make 21 the minimum age to purchase tobacco

Raising the purchasing age of tobacco to decrease death and disease from tobacco-related illnesses is a win for all of us.
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Feb 15, 2017 14:46
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[Montana] How Second-Hand Smoke will affect your baby BEFORE you get Pregnant

The startling findings are an industry first, and will likely put pressure on health officials to ramp up the already-stringent public health policies on smoking. And the researchers warn nicotine chemicals in e-cigarettes could be just as dangerous. N
Fallon County (MT) Times
added Feb 10, 2017 17:57
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Montana receives an “A” for smoke free air laws

The “A” was based on the restrictions Montana has in place as well as enforcement and penalties for violating those restrictions...smoking is not allowed in schools, restaurants or bars...received a “C” grade for access to cessation services, a “D” grade
KBZK CBS 27 (Bozeman, MT)
added Jan 26, 2017 17:34
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Montana Youth E-Cigarette use is WAAAAY Higher Than the National Average

“In Montana, our current usage rates for high school students are 87.5 percent higher than the national rate.” Aune says the state of Montana is attempting to combat the use of nicotine products among youth, with some new advertising. “Right now we have
KGVO Newstalk 1290 AM & 101.5 FM (Missoula, MT)
added Jan 25, 2017 23:49
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