News tagged with tobacco taxes

China mulling cigarette tax increase to curb smoking

China's government is likely to raise cigarette taxes in order to boost prices and deter smoking, an official said Wednesday, amid a push by the nation of 300 million smokers to crack down on the habit.

Dec 10, 2014
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South Korea to hike cigarette price by 80%

South Korea on Thursday proposed a steep 80 percent hike in cigarette prices to cut consumption in a nation with one of the world's highest male smoking rates.

Sep 11, 2014
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To save lives, raise tobacco taxes

A recent study finds that rising prices is, by far, the best way to tackle tobacco-related diseases while ignoring tobacco industry arguments that higher taxes would affect state revenues.

Feb 27, 2014
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Smoking still takes a heavy toll in US, CDC finds

(HealthDay)—Even though proven anti-smoking strategies exist, more than 440,000 Americans still die each year from cigarette smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, federal health officials said Friday.

Jan 25, 2013
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Australia bumps up tobacco tax

Australia will hike tobacco taxes by 12.5 percent per year over the next four years to boost its coffers and build on its plain packaging campaign against smoking, the government said Thursday.

Aug 01, 2013
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CDC launching graphic anti-smoking ad campaign

(AP) -- Tobacco taxes and smoking bans haven't budged the U.S. smoking rate in years. Now the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with a graphic nationwide advertising campaign.

Mar 15, 2012
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