Category: Cigarettes tax

Higher taxes: Want you quit smoking?

You’ve probably heard that President Barack Obama proposed 94-cents per pack increase in the federal tax on cigarettes. The additional $ 78 billion revenue collected for 10 years will be used to pay for expanded early childhood education – called…

New tobacco tax to help smokers quit

Starting today smokers will pay at least MOP 6 more per cigarette pack, as the new tobacco tax duty comes into effect. The tax rise will encourage smokers to quit, the Health Services Bureau (SSM) assured, while vowing to continue…

States cut funding for tobacco prevention

States have cut funding for tobacco prevention programs 12 percent this year, to the lowest level since 1999, according to a new report that a coalition of public health groups released Wednesday. States have scaled back spending on tobacco programs…

Increase cigarette tax

As a member of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City Board of Directors, I’m proud to be part of a diverse group of organizations and individual Missourians to file a proposition to increase Missouri’s cigarette tax by 80…

Smoking ban may hit public parks

After a unanimous call by City Council to begin drafting new policy, Austin residents may soon be banned from smoking in public parks in addition to the 2005 ban placed on smoking in most indoor public places throughout Austin. Austin…

US obesity expert urges tax on soft drinks

AUSTRALIA should start taxing soft drinks, an American obesity expert says. Yale University professor Kelly Brownell has told a Canberra psychological conference that the Government should tax them in the same way it does cigarettes. “We have seen how effective…

Smoking-related health care costs

RICHMOND, Va. – The nation’s top cigarette companies said Friday they have made their payments as part of the 25-year settlement in which some cigarette makers are paying states for smoking-related health care costs. Philip Morris USA, the nation’s largest…

Tobacco taxes help Illinois schools

DANVILLE — Every package of cigarettes sold in Illinois adds money to the state’s school fund. Illinois tags a 98-cent tax on every package of cigarettes sold in the state, collecting an estimated $560 million during fiscal year 2010. The…