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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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

Letter: Big Tobacco spreading lies in North Dakota

It is laughable that tobacco companies feign concern for funding programs to reduce tobacco use given they spend $34.2 million annually to market their products in North Dakota. Big Tobacco's ads highlight the 400 percent increase, but make no mention th
Fargo (ND) InForum
added Oct 9, 2016 14:33
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[California, North Dakota] HATHAWAY: VIEWPOINT: Tobacco tax hike proposals ignore economic reality

Increasing the price of consumer goods in the name of "public health," especially when using vague pledges such as those now being pushed forward in North Dakota, to create spending programs that don't improve public health is not a proper use of taxpaye
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Oct 7, 2016 11:17


Measure 4 , if passed, would increase the tax on a package of 20 cigarettes from $0.44 to $2.20. It would also increase the excise tax assessed on other tobacco products...text of the initiative includes liquid nicotine in its definition of tobacco produc
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Sep 15, 2016 04:01
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