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American Stetes With Highest Tobacco Taxes

1. New York The state of New York has higest taxes on cigarettes in the USA which provided an income of  $1.63 billion in 2012. New York cigarette taxes make up 10% of total state-level taxes imposed on tobacco products across the country. The state managed to get this income in spite of having most expensive cigarettes in the country … Continue reading Continue reading

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New Jersey Increases to 21 Cigarettes Buying Age

In New Jersey there was proposed to increase age to buy cigarettes to 21. According to experts, the anti-smoking initiatives to prohibit smoking in public places first appeared more than 30 years ago, when numerous researchers came with a negative opinions about smoking. Today anti-smoking fight has a great success locally in cities and counties, and gradually will have success … Continue reading

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Arlington Raises Age to Buy Tobacco to 20

Arlington, Massachusetts, is going to increase minimum age to buy tobacco products to 20. The change comes into action from July 1, 2014. The next year the legal age to buy cigarettes will be increased one more time, to 21. The proposal to make these changes came from Arlington Board of Health which passed these regulations in 2013. Previously the … Continue reading

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Suffolk County Increases Age to Buy Cigarettes

Authorities in Suffolk County, New York, decided with majority of votes to increase legal age to buy tobacco from 19 to 21. The change comes into action from January 1, 2015, and it follows New York City’s law which increases tobacco-buying age from 18 to 21 that was taken in November 2013 and comes into effect in May 2014. Back … Continue reading

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FDA Banned Sale of Several Tobacco Products

Under the 2009 law, the FDA for the first time prohibited in the USA sale of four hand-rolled cigarettes. The FDA wrote in a statement that these cigarettes are called bidis and are manufactured by Jash International. The tobacco company failed to meet the requirements of the Tobacco Control Act, which is created to reduce tobacco addiction among youth. The … Continue reading

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Cheap Marlboro Cigarettes are Sold in Russia

These days Russia is on front pages of all newspapers due to 2014 Winter Olimpic Games that take place in Sochi. The images with double toilettes and tap water made around the world, however, not all is bad in Russia. If you are a smoker you may be happy to know that Russia has very low price for Marlboro cigarettes … Continue reading

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Hawaii County Raises Tobacco Sale Age to 21

Last week Billy Kenoi, the mayor of Hawaii, signed a Bill 135 that increases the tobacco sale age to 21, that comes into action from July 1, 2014.  Thus Hawaii County will join three other counties in the USA (two Massachusetts towns and New York City) to ban tobacco sales to young people under 21 when the law goes into … Continue reading

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Farmers in Georgia Growing More Tobacco in 2013

Representatives from University of Georgia recently said that current year farmers in state of Georgia have planted almost 15,000 acres of tobacco. Michael Moore, who is the professor and cooperative extension agronomist, said in an interview to the Telegraph of Macon that farmers in Georgia have grown more tobacco in 2013 than in past 4 years. The raise in tobacco … Continue reading

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Victory for Tobacco Industry in EU

In Ireland health campaigning groups said they are disappointed with the latest EU parliament failure to adopt more severe anti-smoking measures. This means a victory for tobacco industry. Members of the European Parliament declined a proposal to classify e-cigarettes as medicinal products. This re-classification could result in tighter regulation of e-cigarettes. The European Parliament voted for ban of flavoured cigarettes … Continue reading

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Belarus to Increase Cigarette Prices by 2020

By 2020 cigarettes in Belarus will be sold for the same price as in Russia, The declaration was made on October 3 at the seminar “Combating the aftermath of active and passive cigarette smoking” by Lyudmila Naroichik who is Deputy Head of the National Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health. Excise duties and prices are most effective tools to … Continue reading

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