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[New York] NYC hikes price of pack of cigarettes to $13, highest in US

The price of a pack of cigarettes in New York City is going up — to at least $13 — and the number of places you can buy them is going down under legislation signed Monday by the mayor. The new minimum price law, which takes effect on June 1, will make Ne
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 13, 2017 15:24
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[New York, Virginia] ‘I Smell Cash’: How the A.T.F. Spent Millions Unchecked

documents tell a bizarre story of how federal agents set up shop inside a southern Virginia tobacco business, and treated its bank account as their own... Mr. Lesnak specialized in investigating tobacco smuggling, one of the A.T.F.’s core missions. Thoug
New York Times
added Sep 12, 2017 11:04
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TIERNEY: New York’s Mayor Gives Smokers Another Reason Not to Quit ($$)

. A limited number of vendors will need licenses to sell them, and vaping will be banned from many apartment common areas. This will only push smokers away from the most promising method for kicking their deadly habit. In Britain, public-health authoriti
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Sep 12, 2017 02:54
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[New York, Virginia] ARCHIVE: A.T.F. Filled Secret Bank Account With Millions From Shadowy Cigarette Sales

Working from an office suite behind a Burger King in southern Virginia, operatives used a web of shadowy cigarette sales to funnel tens of millions of dollars into a secret bank account. They weren’t known smugglers, but rather agents from the Bureau of A
New York Times
added Sep 8, 2017 15:29
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[New York, Virginia] I Smell Cash’: How the A.T.F. Spent Millions Unchecked

newly unsealed records reveal a widespread scheme...What began as a way to catch black-market cigarette dealers quickly transformed into a nearly untraceable A.T.F. slush fund...Rather than pose as a real company, go into business with an existing one.
New York Times
added Sep 8, 2017 15:26
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[New York, Virginia] Alleged cigarette trafficker charged in federal court; authorities say he made $2.2 million in two years

A New York man has been charged by federal authorities with conspiracy to traffic Virginia cigarettes to New York City for illegal resale. Wen Hang Zhao, of Staten Island, was named in a four-page criminal complaint Wednesday that among other things see
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Sep 4, 2017 20:09
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[New York] Mayor de Blasio signs bill to hike cigarette pack price to $13 minimum, reduce smoking

Declaring Big Tobacco “public enemy number one,” Mayor de Blasio signed legislation to cut down on the number of places to buy cigarettes and hike the minimum price to $13 a pack Monday — with a goal of 160,000 fewer smokers by 2020. “It's very cynical.
New York Daily News
added Sep 1, 2017 03:09
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[New York] CRUDELE: Raising the price of cigarettes only helps bootleg providers

There is a method to the mayor’s madness and it’s political. If fewer NY-taxed cigarettes are sold, de Blasio can claim that smoking is dropping, even if smokers are really only shifting to bootlegged cigarettes.
New York Post
added Aug 30, 2017 19:52
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[New York] Pricier cigarettes make smokers 20 percent more likely to quit

Smokers are 20 percent likelier to quit when the price of a pack of cigarettes increased by $1, according to new research published in the journal Epidemiology. The Drexel University study, focusing on older smokers aged 44 to 84, also found a 3 percent
New York Post
added Aug 30, 2017 19:50
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[New York] That smoking habit will burn a hole in your wallet

While the smoking rate is declining, there were still 934,000 adults puffing away in the five boroughs as of 2015, the most recent year for which data are available...tax revenues from cigarettes have nosedived, from $123 million in 2006 to a projected $
New York Post
added Aug 30, 2017 19:49
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