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Report: Raising Cigarette Tax Could Deter Smoking

Report: Raising Cigarette Tax Could Deter Smoking

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new report by the Congressional Budget Office, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, says raising cigarette taxes by just 50 cents could save lives. The report estimates that if the tax is implemen…

Report: Raising Cigarette Tax Could Deter Smoking

Report: Raising Cigarette Tax Could Deter Smoking

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new report by the Congressional Budget Office, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, says raising cigarette taxes by just 50 cents could save lives. The report estimates that if the tax is implemen…

Houston Strip Club ‘Pole Tax’ Will Help Pay for Rape Kits

Houston Strip Club ‘Pole Tax’ Will Help Pay for Rape Kits

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A new $5 sin tax on strip clubs in Houston will go to help reduce the city’s backlog of an estimated 4,000 to 6,000 rape kits that have remained untested because of limited resources.The $5 tax was promoted by C…

Voters in California Weigh Cigarette Tax to Fund Cancer Research

Voters in California Weigh Cigarette Tax to Fund Cancer Research

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — While you were watching the news-leading story of the recall election in Wisconsin, voters in California Tuesday were deciding whether to raise taxes on cigarettes to fund cancer research.The tobacco fight …

Introducing Humor to an Expensive Fight Over Cigarettes

Introducing Humor to an Expensive Fight Over Cigarettes

Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — “I support big tobacco because they killed my wife. And that’s one less mouth to feed.”That’s a line from a new parody commercial set to be shown during the Dancing With the Stars finale Tuesday…

Can a ‘Fat Tax’ Help Lower Obesity?

Can a ‘Fat Tax’ Help Lower Obesity?

Fuse/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Adding a high tax on unhealthy food and drinks may help slow the rising rates of obesity, according to a new study published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal.  Previous studies suggest that the sharp tax increase…

Illinois Proposes $5 ‘Skin Tax’ for Strip Clubs

Illinois Proposes $5 ‘Skin Tax’ for Strip Clubs

LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — So-called “sin taxes” exist for smoking, gambling and alcohol, so Illinois State Sen. Toi Hutchinson says it’s about time there’s a “skin tax” for strip clubs.Hutchinson, a Democ…

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