Addiction

Availability of cheap tobacco undermining efforts to cut smoking

The effectiveness of price increases as a deterrent to cut smoking is being undermined by the availability of cheap tobacco, including roll-your-own and cartons of factory-made cigarettes, according to new research published ...

Health

Tax health care to pay for health care?

(AP) -- Most people with job-based health insurance don't think of their benefits as a form of income. But Uncle Sam might just change that.

Health

As cigarette taxes go up, heavy smoking goes down

(Medical Xpress)—When cigarette taxes rise, hard-core smokers are more likely than lighter smokers to cut back, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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