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Tobacco Tax

Tripling Tobacco Taxes Worldwide 'Could Prevent 200 Million Early Deaths'

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Trebling tobacco tax globally would cut smoking by a third and prevent 200 million premature...

American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network Takes it to Congress

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
SidneyAnne Stone

There is a growing need for palliative care programs, which may be attributed to the increasing number of people living with chronic illness in the United States and the need for education and training of healthcare providers is rapidly growing as well.

What Tobacco Tax Advocates Can Learn From American Drug Policy

Keith Humphreys | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Keith Humphreys

Among my colleagues in the public health and addiction fields, I am nearly alone in disliking President Obama's proposed doubling of federal cigarette taxes. My reservations stem from the hard lessons of America's policy towards illegal drugs.

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...

Joy Resmovits

These States Don't Fund School For Littlest Learners

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's 2014 budget pits education activists against the tobacco industry by proposing to help fund a new early childhood education p...

Lucky Strikes

Don Ringe | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Don Ringe

It's hard to watch as Medicare is offered up for cuts while taxes are increased on virtually everything but tobacco. I agree with my politically conservative friends. Let's not raise taxes on tobacco.

Food Fight: Fat Taxes Won't Slim Down Americans

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Steven Kurlander

Politicians eager to raise more revenue for dwindling coffers caused in part by higher medical costs associated with obesity are now pigging out on the idea of implementing a "fat tax" of high caloric, sugary and fatty foods to curb American's unhealthy appetites.

Death vs. Taxes: Does One Delay the Other?

Steve Heilig | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Steve Heilig

We're told death and taxes are unavoidable; is it ironic that by not having enough of the latter we get more of the former?

RECOUNT!

AP | Posted 07.13.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Tobacco tax supporters want a recount of ballots in parts of Los Angeles County to see if California's barely-defeated Propositi...

The Problem With Taxing Cigarettes: Everyone Lives Longer!

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

If ever there was something that worked too well, the cigarette tax might be it. A new study published by the Congressional Budget Office shows tha...

CA's Cigarette Tax: The Votes Are In

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 08.22.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California initiative to increase the tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research has failed by less than a percentage poin...

Kathleen Miles

A Few Surprises In CA & LA Election Results

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.06.2012 | Los Angeles

The biggest news in California's presidential primary election Tuesday? That an initiative to impose a $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes appears to have l...

A Vote to Save Lives

Lance Armstrong | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Lance Armstrong

The California Cancer Research Act -- known as Proposition 29 -- would raise the state tobacco tax by $1 to fund more than $500 million each year in lifesaving research on cancer and other tobacco-related diseases, help keep cigarettes out of the hands of children and save the state more than $5 billion in long-term health care costs related to tobacco use.

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.

Governor Cuomo Says No New Taxes in Budget but Loophole Closure Is a Tax on Smokers

Audrey Silk | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

"Loophole closing action" is an appalling use of creative speech to cover up a devious aspect of the budget which asserts it contains no new taxes. Really? Well how about two new tobacco taxes!

Lance Armstrong Backs California Tobacco Tax

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Cycling champ and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong said Monday is backing a proposed tax on tobacco in California to fund research ...

A Big VAT Lie

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I speak of the "value-added tax," or "VAT." Republicans are horrified that President Obama has a secret plan to pass this tax, and are shouting from the rooftops (of the nearest Fox News building).

Stealing From California's Young People

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

By blocking any new revenue streams to fund higher education, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Senate Republican minority are not only taxing California's young people and their families, they are crippling the state's future.

Tea And Sympathy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the modern-day Tea Parties are smart, they would try to educate the public and hang their whole protest on the "anti-bailout" hook.

States Look To Tobacco Tax To Balance The Budget

New York Times | SHAILA DEWAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mississippi's tax on cigarettes, at 18 cents a pack the nation's third-lowest, has not been raised since 1985. Gov. Haley Barbour, a former tobacco l...