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[South Carolina] State takes aim at smoking, cancer with cigarette tax revenue

Average daily calls to the state Tobacco Quitline are up more than six-fold over last year including a record-breaking 4,000-plus inquiries in January, according to Department of Health and Environmental Control spokesman Jim Beasley. Soaring demand for
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Nov 29, 2015 20:45

EDITORIAL: Raise smoking age limit to 21 in Massachusetts

Whatever tax revenue is lost because of this change would be more than offset by reductions in the tens of millions of dollars now spent to confront tobacco-related illnesses, which raises health care costs for everyone, not just smokers. The change woul
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Nov 29, 2015 20:42

[West Virginia] Clay Marsh and Greg Hand: Let’s stop smoking from holding W.Va. back

The state’s Division of Tobacco Prevention focuses on three efforts: youth prevention, clean air and smoking cessation. They include everything from altering personal behavior to business and recreation sectors to state tax policies. All three rely on ta
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Nov 29, 2015 20:32

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] House urged to investigate Sudipen for tobacco tax fund misuse

to launch a probe on the matter following complaints from tobacco farmers in the municipality of Sudipen that their share in the tobacco excise tax was supposedly spent on “irrelevant’” projects. “According to Republic Act 7171, the share of the municipa
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 29, 2015 15:54
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[Michigan] LaFAIVE/NESBIT: $1 Cigarette Tax Hike Helps Smugglers, Not Health Outcomes

For Michigan, the study’s model shows that as of 2013, 25 percent of all the cigarettes smoked here were smuggled in.... The same goes for nicotine in an era we have called “prohibition by price”: The product may be legal, but it has been (artificially)
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Nov 29, 2015 15:53

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Despite clampdown, more flock to vape stores after cigarette price hike

Vape stores are still doing roaring trade here, according to some owners who said business has improved despite recent raids on some outlets, especially after the sudden hike in cigarette prices earlier in the month. Vape store chain “Chain Vapors” co-fo
Malay Mail (my)
added Nov 29, 2015 15:47

[Australia] Labor tobacco policy a 'money grab': Ley

FEDERAL Health Minister Sussan Ley has criticised Labor's plan to almost double the price of a packet of cigarettes to $40 by 2020. "THIS is a grab for money. It is a political statement and I don't like it," she told ABC TV on Sunday.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Nov 29, 2015 15:46

[California] CABRERA: Vaping isn't the same as tobacco and shouldn't be treated as such

The proposed $2-per-pack tobacco tax, along with a series of other cigarette-applied taxes, cannot apply to vapor products, since it is impossible to establish equivalency for completely different products. Moreover, the proposal overlooks the potential
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Nov 29, 2015 05:16

[Ireland, UK] Chart that tells a story . . . sin duties

Despite the waning popularity of smoking, tobacco duty — first levied during the reign of King Charles II — has generated record highs of roughly £9.5bn a year since 2011-12. Successive governments have escalated taxation in the UK, only rivalled by Irel
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 27, 2015 23:31

[Latin America, Mexico] Canada Fuels the Tobacco Black Market in Costa Rica

This indictment comes after a group of Mexican journalists visited Canada this summer and found out that the source of a huge illicit cigarette trade and tax defrauding scheme in Mexico is in large part due to contraband cigarettes coming from Southweste
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Nov 27, 2015 10:28
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