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Tobacco Taxes

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...

Nate C. Hindman

Roll-Your-Own Tobacco Stores May Cease To Exist Under New Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business

As members of Congress praised the transportation bill that passed last Friday, owners of some small tobacco shops cringed. A measure sponsored by...

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!

NYC Sues DIY Cigarette Shop

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 01.21.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — There is no place in the U.S. more expensive to smoke than New York City, where the taxes alone will set you back $5.85 per pack. Yet...

Smokers Face A Hit As Tobacco Taxes Spike

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — However they satisfy their nicotine cravings, tobacco users are facing a big hit as the single largest federal tobacco tax increase...

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...