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Proposed Cigarette Tax To Burn Holes In Smokers' Wallets

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business

April 15 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's proposal to nearly double federal excise taxes to $1.95 on each pack of cigarettes would likely knock ...

Taxing Tobacco: Clearing Some Smoke, or, Vote Yes on California Proposition 29

Steve Heilig | Posted 07.21.2012 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

From a public (and private) health point of view, as well as economically, Proposition 29 should be a slam dunk.

YES on Prop 29: Cut Health Care Costs, Spur the Economy -- and Cure Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

On June 5, Californians will have the opportunity to pass Proposition 29, the California Cancer Research Act. By adding $1 tax per pack of cigarettes and equivalent tax on other tobacco products, Prop 29 will save an estimated 104,500 lives from premature smoking-caused deaths.

Cigarette Tax Goes Up, But Will Smokers Quit?

Elliot Wineburg MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elliot Wineburg MD

If the FDA spent more time and money on effective, medical techniques for smoking cessation, it would benefit the smoker and there would more money for quality health care across the board.

Could Hong Kong Teach China To Quit Smoking?

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly one in three smokers worldwide lights up in China, where cigarettes – commonly given as gifts – are so tightly woven into the cultu...

Senate Passes Cigarette Tax On Second Try

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Senate rejected higher cigarette taxes Thursday, but then reversed course and approved a $1-a-pack increase les...