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Cigarette Tax Ballot Questions Confusing Missourians

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Missouri voters face the confusing prospect of two separate proposals on the same ballot that would increase the state’s lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax by different amounts. 113 more words


Why a cigarette tax is good public policy: the evidence

The American Economic Journal: Applied Economics just published this article finding that a $1 cigarette tax reduces childho0d sick days at school by 10%. This demonstrates a strong link between second-hand smoke and public health, and how responsive cigarette demand is to a tobacco tax. 121 more words

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Ramen Noodles no longer just a 'poor man's lunch'

Why have Ramem Noodles replaced tobacco products in prison trading? Tobacco products are more expensive because of a tax imposed on them before 2000. Budget cuts in private correctional facilities made this pasta a hot commodity. 439 more words


Coloradans Will Decide If Tobacco Tax Should Be Hiked

DENVER (CBS4) – An initiative to triple the the taxes on a pack of cigarettes has made it to the November ballot.

Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Monday there are enough valid signatures to put Initiative No. 184 more words


Increased PA Cigarette Tax Goes Into Effect August 1st

by Tim Jimenez and Trang Do

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Starting Monday, smokers in Pennsylvania will be coughing up more cash.

If you’re buying cigarettes in The Keystone State, the arrow is pointing up effective August 1st. 337 more words


Tobacco Companies Give $17M To Defeat Cigarette Tax Measure

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Tobacco companies are giving about $17 million to defeat a proposed cigarette tax that’s quickly attracting some of the highest spending among the initiatives on California’s November ballot. 114 more words


Kander deciding what to do on tobacco tax after court ruling

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander isn’t saying yet how he will handle a ballot proposal seeking to raise the cigarette tax in light of recent court rulings. 102 more words