Posts Tagged ‘tobacco taxes’

The WHO’s secret tobacco tax

Moscow — After booting the public from its meetings on Monday, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) tobacco control convention ramped up its assault on transparency on Tuesday when the press was also banned from the Moscow conference. ... read more >>

Spanish Cigarette Tax Did Little To Curb Smoking Due to Loophole

A sweeping cigarette tax in Spain did little to curb smoking due to a loophole many smokers abused, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. ... read more >>

Pro & Con: Legislature right to keep tobacco taxes out of tax plan?

After decades of increasing tobacco taxes at the federal, state and local levels, some states are beginning to buck this fiscally burdensome and irresponsible trend. On March 17, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill that would cut the state’s cigarette tax by a dime, to $1.68 per pack. Two other states with high tobacco taxes — New Jersey and Rhode Island — also are considering proposals to reduce taxes on tobacco products to make their state’s tax rates more competitive. ... read more >>

Ohio’s tobacco-prevention funding rank falls

In 2007, Ohio ranked 13th in the nation for tobacco prevention funding. This year, the state landed in 45th place. The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, in conjunction with the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released its annual report Dec. 9 with grim numbers for anti-tobacco campaigners. ... read more >>

Tax hike partially ‘up in smoke’

It is a bad idea to use tobacco taxes to fund medical care for children in poor families. That’s because it makes the funding dependent upon Americans who unwisely choose to smoke. But Congress did that early this year, and it’s running into big unintended consequences. ... read more >>

Not well-thought-out

I appreciate your editorial on our governor’s push for a statewide ban on smoking in public places (Sept. 8). ... read more >>

Amid industry uncertainties some tobacco farms grow

RICHMOND — Farming, David Ferrell says, “is all I ever wanted to do.” ... read more >>

$18-A-Pack Cigarettes? Bring ‘Em On

Kings of Leon’s set at Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival earlier this month was stunning, but standing in the audience, I was most struck by the guy periodically scampering across the stage whose job seemed to be “cigarette man.” ... read more >>

New cigarette tax sparking changes

It’s been more than 3 months since the federal government raised tobacco taxes to help fund increases in the State Children’s Insurance Health Program. ... read more >>