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Tag: "cigarette tax"

Obama $0.94 smoke tax a ghost

May 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

It’s never going to happen, apparently it wasn’t ever going to. The cigarette sin tax to generate $78 billion to fund a preschool education program vanished almost as soon as Obama announced it four weeks ago, according to the Washington, D.C.-centered  blog Politica.com The president hasn’t mentioned it. The White House didn’t coordinate with outside anti-smoking groups, […]

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Tax hike leaves retailers, puffers smoking mad

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

An increase in in Canada’s Manitoba province’s tobacco tax has some smokers and tobacconists worried about the holes it’s expected to burn through their wallets and bottom lines. On  April 16, the province announced an immediate $0.04 hike in the tax, to $0.29 per cigarette, as part of its 2013 budget, according to a story in […]

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NC tobacco tax totals turn down

April 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

North Carolina, USA, is catching up with a lot of other American states in collecting less tax revenue on cigarettes and other forms of tobacco. In the first nine months of fiscal 2013, which began in July, state revenue collections were $190 million, down 6 percent from the $202 million that came in during a comparable […]

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Obama’s tobacco tax proposal ‘unfair’, unlikely to succeed

April 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

President Obama’s proposal to impose the biggest-ever increase in the U.S.’ federal cigarette tax to fund preschool programs has been condemned by the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO). “For the president to target a minority of adult Americans with this massive tax increase to pay for the extension of preschool programs nationwide is unfair […]

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