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As States Draft Budgets, Higher Tobacco Taxes Offer Health and Financial Wins

Proposals advance in Massachusetts, Minnesota, Wyoming

Editor
Jan 28, 2013

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Tobacco tax increases are a win-win-win solution for states — a health win that reduces smoking and saves lives, a financial win that raises revenue and reduces tobacco-related health care costs, and a political win because tobacco taxes have the strong support of the public.

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posted January 28, 2013

Tax Hikes Proposed on All Tobacco Products as States Seek to Close Loopholes, Thwart Industry

Push toward higher taxes on cigars, smokeless, loose tobacco

Editor
Jan 30, 2012

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States around the country are getting wise to the tobacco industry's promotion of products such as sweet-flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco as a way to hook kids and offset the decline in cigarette smoking:  Increasingly, governors and lawmakers are proposing higher taxes on "other tobacco products" that too often have been left out when cigarette taxes are hiked.

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posted January 30, 2012

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