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Focus on Sin Taxes

On June 1, the Tax Foundation observed that after the District of Columbia raised its cigarette tax from $2 to $2.50, revenue from the tax fell 24%. It had projected a revenue increase of almost $10 million, but revenues actually fell by $5 million over
The Fiscal Times
added Sep 15, 2013 10:25
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[Canada] Quebec smokers haven't been butting out

Anti-smoking activists say it is a public health catastrophe that Quebec's smoking rate has barely budged since 2003, despite the multiple restrictions placed on smoking over the past decade. New figures from Statistics Canada show the rate sits at 23.8
CJAD 800 AM (ca)
added Jun 20, 2013 20:07
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VIDEO: Alabama fifth most smoker-friendly state

Despite no smoking signs and public smoking ordinances, Alabama is pretty welcoming of anyone looking to light up a smoke. Bloomberg looked at the number of smoking adults, excise taxes and states with no smoking legislation.
WIAT TV-42 CBS ( Birmingham, AL)
added Jun 20, 2013 19:40
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Bloomberg: Alabama fifth most smoker-friendly state

Alabama's smoker friendly ranking was listed in a Bloomberg Best (And Worst) study. The online news organization stated that it based the rankings on the combined percentage of adults who smoke cigarettes every day or "some days," excise tax imposed on e
Birmingham (AL) Business Journal
added Jun 20, 2013 19:02
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The case for a cigarette tax, in one graphic

Tobacco taxes are a proven strategy to reduce smoking, especially among younger people, and extend lives. As the graph shows, a 10 percent rise in cigarette prices will reduce smoking by 5-15 percent among people under age 18 and by 3-7 percent among adu
Washington Post
added Jun 20, 2013 15:47
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Smoking rate for adults declines

18% of U.S. adults are smoking, compared with 19% last year, but it's not clear why.
USA Today
added Jun 24, 2013 13:04
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US Adult Smoking Rate Drops To 18 Percent: Are Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaigns Getting Results?

The national smoking break was a welcomed finding by anti-smoking organizations, who have been recording and comparing data since the early 60s. When compared to the year 1965, during which 42.4 percent of Americans surveyed labeled themselves as smokers
Medical Daily
added Jun 18, 2013 13:26
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Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2012 National Health Interview Survey: Current smoking Figure 8.1. Prevalence of current smoking among adults aged 18 and over: United States, 1997–2012 (PDF)

• For 2012, the percentage of adults aged 18 and over who were current smokers was 18.0% (95% confidence interval = 17.40%–18.56%), which was lower than the 2011 estimate of 18.9%. • The prevalence of current smoking among U.S. adults declined fr
National Center for Health Statistics
added Jun 18, 2013 13:06
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Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2012 National Health Interview Survey

8. Current smoking PDF Version (69 KB) Figure 8.1. Prevalence of current smoking among adults aged 18 and over: United States, 1997–2012 Figure 8.2. Percent distribution of smoking status among adults aged 18 and over, by sex: United States, 2012 Fig
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Jun 18, 2013 13:02
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[Canada] VIDEO: Number of smokers spikes in Windsor-Essex

According to the Canadian Community Health Survey released Monday, 20.3 per cent of the region's population smoked daily or occasionally in 2012. That's up from the 13.4 per cent that did so in 2011.
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 19, 2013 02:33
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