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New York Cigarette Tax

City Is Considering Big Move On E-Cigs

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business

New York City is considering a measure that would raise the legal age to buy e-cigarettes to 21, according to the minutes of a city council meeting he...

Report: Rahm To Propose Increasing City Cigarette Tax

Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago

Though Mayor Rahm Emanuel previously announced he'll be holding the line on property, sales and gasoline taxes in Chicago as he looks to balance the c...

NYC Cigarette Tax Hampered By Low Fines

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- High taxes have emerged as the No. 1 weapon in the war on smoking. The more cigarettes cost, research has shown, the fewer people buy them...

"Non-Smoking, Please"

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 05.30.2013 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the NYC Smoke-Free Air Act, a landmark piece of legislation that has helped New Yorkers breathe easier and live longer. The battle against tobacco, however, is far from over, and tobacco companies remain as ruthless as ever.

Taxes On Cigarettes In Chicago Hit $6.67 A Pack As Of Friday

Posted 02.28.2013 | Chicago

For smokers fuming over the high price of cigarettes, buying a pack in Cook County will get even more expensive beginning Friday. The start of the...

Cigarette Price Increases Don't Burden Low-Income New Yorkers, Smoking Does

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 10.02.2012 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

A new study shows that low-income smokers in New York spend 25 percent of their income on cigarettes. Smokers' rights advocates argue that this proves high taxes on cigarettes are punitive and regressive. We couldn't disagree more.

Smokers In NY Spend Quarter Of Income On Smokes

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | New York

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Poor smokers in New York State spend about a quarter of their entire income on cigaret...

I Love 'Loosies': In Defense of Black Market Cigarettes

Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.06.2011 | New York
Christopher Mathias

People have the right to get fat and drink too much, and I should have the right to smoke without being taxed out of next month's rent.

States Look To Drop Cigarette Taxes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- As some states look to tobacco tax increases to plug budget holes, a few are bucking the national trend and saying, "If you smoke 'em...

Kick In The Butt: Cigarette Tax Hike Approved | By Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Legislature on Monday night narrowly approved boosting the state's tax on cigarettes by an additional $1.60 - to a national-high $4.35 a pack. Tha...

New York Cigarette Tax Could Drive Cost Above $10 Per Pack

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Cigarette taxes in New York would jump by $1.60 a pack under a tentative deal reached between Gov. David A. Paterson and legislative leaders, which wo...