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[North Dakota] Measure 4 aims to decrease smoking rates, but opponents fear $70 million annual

But the chairman of North Dakotans Against the 400% Tax Increase, which includes as partners tobacco companies Altria Group and R.J. Reynolds, said the measure doesn't explain how revenue would be spent. "Writing a $70 million blank check to a group suc
Dickinson (ND) Press
added Oct 26, 2016 13:28
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[California, Colorado, Missouri, North Dakota] Editorial Board: Tobacco Taxes Work, But Only If They’re High

When smoking costs more, more people quit. That’s why higher cigarette taxes are almost always good policy, for smokers and the public health, too...Missouri’s two proposals are not....it’s not surprising tobacco companies support both proposals, and publ
Bloomberg News
added Oct 24, 2016 16:12
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[North Dakota] Tobacco tax fight pits businesses against health care officials, veterans

Supporters of a measure that would sharply raise the state’s tobacco tax say, if approved, public health costs would be reduced and fewer young people would be drawn into taking up the habit. Opponents counter that the measure places an unfair tax burde
Bismarck (ND) Tribune
added Oct 22, 2016 20:03
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A 400 Percent Tobacco Tax Hike Could Hit North Dakota

The proposal, known as Measure 4, would increase the current tobacco tax from 44 cents to $2.20 and add a new tax on electronic cigarettes sold in the state. Other tobacco products would experience a roughly 50 percent tax increase on sales. Proponents o
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Oct 18, 2016 20:10
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[North Dakota] EDITORIAL: KELLY: Let’s get honest on Measure 4

Let me be clear. I am not coming out for or against Measure 4. I’m a smoker who has tried unsuccessfully to quit half a dozen times or more. I know the risks of smoking, and I think smoking prevention is a major public health issue that deserves support.
Williston (ND) Herald
added Oct 17, 2016 19:00
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[North Dakota] EDITORIAL: OUR OPINION: '400 percent tax hike' needs to specify, 'tobacco'

Here's the bottom line: Calling the measure a "400 percent tax increase" is truthful but misleading. The measure is proposing a 400 percent tobacco tax increase—and opponents should make that clear from the start.
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Oct 14, 2016 19:34
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[North Dakota] Letter: Anti-Measure 4 lies are from Big Tobacco

They are spending nearly 4 million dollars in lies and false statements to try to convince voters to reject Measure 4 (because it would cost them customers and money). Don't be fooled, North Dakota. Don't buy into more lies from big tobacco. VOTE YES ON
Fargo (ND) InForum
added Oct 11, 2016 20:48
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[North Dakota] LETTER: Don't look to Big Tobacco for tobacco truths

Big Tobacco opposes tobacco tax increases, arguing the increases do not reduce smoking. Contrarily, the industry's own internal documents, disclosed in tobacco lawsuits, show its deceit. Raising cigarette prices is one of the most effective ways to preve
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Oct 9, 2016 14:32
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[North Dakota] LETTER: Snuff out Big Tobacco's influence by supporting Measure 4

they seek to line their own businesses' bottom lines at the expense of our state and the 20,000 youth ...A $3 million campaign to confuse voters and shout down good, solid health policy is not the North Dakota way.
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Oct 9, 2016 14:30
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[North Dakota] LETTER: Tax money won’t go toward anti-smoking programs

supporters of this measure seem to try to make us think this is about helping people quit smoking or keeping others from starting. Now I find out about $70 million a year in new taxes would have nothing to do with anti-smoking programs.
Jamestown (ND) Sun
added Oct 10, 2016 03:13
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