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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 127 more words

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