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Mercury News editorial: Why California must pass tobacco tax hike

Besides financing badly needed rate increases for doctors accepting Medi-Cal patients, raising the tobacco tax will discourage people from taking up the deadly habit. If the Legislature won't act, voters will need to do it themselves.
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Dec 1, 2015 02:16

[California] LAO: Ballot initiative would triple cigarette taxes

An initiative aimed at next year’s ballot to more than triple the tax on California cigarettes would raise at least $1.3 billion annually, with the money going to an array of health and other programs, according to the Legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal ad
Capitol Weekly (Sacramento, CA)
added Dec 1, 2015 00:55

California tobacco tax measure's supporters, foes prepare for battle

Big Tobacco and health advocates are preparing to duke it out once again over a proposed $2-per-pack hike likely to appear on next November's ballot. But having been outspent almost 4-to-1 by tobacco companies to lose by just four-tenths of a percentage
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Nov 30, 2015 08:40

[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
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[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
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[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

[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
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