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$2.29 Cigarette Tax Proposed in Kansas

Smokers in Kansas who use a pack of cigarettes a day soon may have to pay monthly $70 for their habit, because Gov. Sam Brownback proposed to raise cigarette taxes in the state. Recently he came with a proposal to increase cigarette tax in the state from  79 cents a pack to $2.29 in order to fill the gap of  … Continue reading Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Passes Cigarette Tax Increase

After a long period of delay, the Pennsylvania House finally approved a bill which imposes to increase taxes on cigarettes. The new tax of $2 per pack will be used to fund schools. The bill passed with the majority of votes (114 against 84) and is going to be sent to the Senate for the final decision. Anti-smoking activists welcomed … Continue reading

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Cigarettes: tax up, prices up, illicit trade up

Surging taxes and prices in Egypt have led to a steep increase in the country’s illicit trade in cigarettes, according to a story by Fatima El-Saadani for Business Today Egypt, relayed by the TMA. Egypt raised its cigarette tax in July 2010 by 84 per cent, which led to a 48 per cent increase in prices, and it raised its … Continue reading

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Lake may make a run at cigarette tax hike in an election year

Rep. Dennis Lake, R-Blackfoot, and a coalition headed up by the American Cancer Society (ACS) may team up next year to bring a bill to increase the state’s cigarette tax. If the coalition behind Lake pushes the bill, the group will ask for a hike of $1.25 per pack. Idaho’s tax on cigarettes is the eighth lowest in the nation … Continue reading

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Russia's Medvedev inks law on tobacco, alcohol excise tax hike

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed into law a bill seeking to hike excise taxes for tobacco and alcohol products in 2012–2014, the Kremlin’s press service said in a statement Tuesday. Under the law, the excise tax on cigarettes is to amount to no less than 460 rubles per 1,000 units from January 1, 2012; 510 rubles from July 2012; … Continue reading

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