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[Pennsylvania] Donors provide perks to convention-goers in Philadelphia

Monday morning, tobacco giant Altria, Duke Energy and others hosted a charity outing at Merion Golf Club. Members of Congress and other officeholders were invited. The press was not.
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Jul 29, 2016 16:41
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Fair taxation  just so much cigar smoke

what’s a Pennsylvania budget without some special-interest favoritism? Lawmakers rejected a tax on cigars while raising or establishing taxes on all other tobacco products...tobacco lobbyists have spent millions of dollars in Harrisburg warding off the ci
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Jul 27, 2016 13:44
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[New York, Pennsylvania] Editorial: Hefty tobacco tax increase invites black market sales

The clear implication is that a strong black market for cigarettes exists in New York State. A bootlegger could easily stuff 50 cases of Virginia cigarettes into a van... Let’s make this the last increase on cigarette taxes in Pennsylvania. If the additi
Delaware County (PA) Daily Times
added Jul 25, 2016 20:45
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[Pennsylvania] In hard-hitting ad campaign, Philly targets tobacco industry marketing practices

Philadelphia's "Break the Cycle" public-health campaign uses dramatic statistics, photos, and maps to press its case that the industry positions its products for sale near candy and plasters ads on corner stores near schools to ensure a continuing line o
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Jul 25, 2016 16:15
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[Pennsylvania] Of cigars and Civil War: History impressionist channels US Grant in Mt. Lebanon

“And they’re a bit superstitious. Imagine baseball players who don’t change their socks because they’ve won, and all those other habits people have when they’re superstitious.” So they started bestowing boxes of smokes on Grant, Serfass explained, with
The Almanac (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Jul 22, 2016 18:50
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[Pennsylvania] ESHELMAN: Is anyone more taxed, more mistreated than cigarette smokers?: Nancy Eshelman

I smoke. I've smoked for 50-plus years. I've dropped a lot of money into the state coffers by smoking a legal product. I don't mind paying tax on my cigarettes. But why should I, and other smokers, provide nearly two-fifths of the new revenue that will
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Jul 22, 2016 17:07
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[Pennsylvania] Pa. cigarette tax will be nation's 10th highest

The budget-balancing $1-per-pack cigarette tax increase that takes effect on Aug. 1 will make Pennsylvania's $2.60 levy the 10th-highest in the nation. New Jersey's $2.70 per pack is 9th. In Philadelphia, the tax will be $4.60 per pack, which includes a
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Jul 19, 2016 19:14
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[Pennsylvania] 'Sorry about the death': Should Pa. balance its budget off smokers trying to quit?

This year, no single group lost more than smokers and the businesses that cater to their nicotine habits. They shoulder nearly two-fifths of the new revenue used to balance Pennsylvania's $31.5 billion budget, including a 40 percent e-cigarette tax that
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Jul 19, 2016 19:13
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[Pennsylvania] In Pa., cigars evade tobacco tax

Just about everybody with a nicotine habit will be helping narrow the gap between money coming into state coffers and money going out. Everybody but stogie lovers. Cigars will remain tax-free because they are the mainstay of a thriving industry in Penns
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Jul 18, 2016 19:43
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[Pennsylvania] The curious connection between illicit cigarette sales and ISIS

Later, in an interview with PolitiFact PA, Saccone pointed to a noteworthy 2015 State Department report, "The Global Illicit Trade in Tobacco: A Threat to National Security."... We rate this claim Mostly True.
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Jul 18, 2016 17:50
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