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Regressive tax rises on cigarettes bring in relatively little money, have a minimal impact on overall smoking levels, and effectively help fund the greatest threat Western liberal democracies has faced in living memory – Islamist terrorism.
Front Page Magazine (Center for the Study of Popular Culture)
added Aug 3, 2016 17:44

Pennsylvania Weighs Tobacco Tax

House Appropriations Committee has approved a $31.5 billion state budget that raises taxes on cigarettes from $1.60 per pack to $2.60 per pack, Trib Live reports. According to the Federal Tax Administration, the $1 increase would take Pennsylvania from th
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Jun 29, 2016 19:55

[Pennsylvania] Mixed reviews after two months of city's cigarette tax

is on track to generate $5 million more this year than expected for Philadelphia's public schools, while also causing subtle and significant shifts across the region. Some city merchants hate the $2-a-pack hike, saying it is costing them customers. Publi
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Dec 7, 2014 17:40

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Our View: A smokers’ ban that goes too far

exceptions include places such as tobacco shops, casino floors, private clubs (American Legion and VFW), truck stops with shower facilities and bars where food makes up 20 percent or less of gross sales, according to the Associated Press. People can choo
Carlisle (PA) Sentinel
added Jan 28, 2014 08:00

[Pennsylvania] Pa. to fight costly ruling in tobacco dispute

The state attorney general's office plans to challenge an arbitration decision related to payments from tobacco companies that threatens to blow a $170 million hole in the state budget next year, officials said Tuesday.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 26, 2013 05:12

[Pennsylvania] Pa. joins 30 states in rejecting ’98 tobacco master settlement

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said this week that the commonwealth has opted to decline the tobacco industry’s settlement arising out of the 1998 lawsuit, with the Keystone State instead vowing to continue litigation. Kane was quoted as sa
The Pennsylvania Record
added Apr 18, 2013 15:04

[Pennsylvania] CARPENTER: Cigarette smoking attitudes represent a cultural upheaval

Smoking, however, often affects others in various ways and, when it comes to the acceptance of smoking, it is amazing how the tide has turned. The reaction to Sunday's column about smoking by parasites on public assistance was pretty much 100 percent in
Allentown (PA) Morning Call
added Jul 13, 2012 05:49

[Pennsylvania] Cigar Smoking Among Philadelphia Teens Surpasses Cigarette Use: Report

Philadelphia’s Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Thomas A. Farley says the "shift away from cigarettes" is being caused by cheap tobacco products that are "marketed in ways specifically designed to attract our kids."
NBC Philadelphia (NBC Local Media)
added Mar 1, 2017 16:29

[New Jersey, Pennsylvania] Merchants: Pa. cigarette tax will kill out-of-state business

There are four cigarette outlets on Northampton Street in Easton, within a block-and-a-half of the New Jersey border. The tax difference of $1.10 per pack was an incentive for New Jersey residents to make the drive across the Delaware River, business ow
Easton (PA) Express-Times
added Aug 1, 2016 21:46

Pennsylvania Tobacco Tax Increase is a Big Win for Kids and Health

But lawmakers missed an opportunity to discourage kids from using any tobacco product by exempting large cigars and most cigarillos from the tax (one of only two states to do so) and by implementing a weight-based tax on OTPs. The weight-based tax could
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 15, 2016 02:43
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