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Tobacco Tax Hikes Curb Teen Smoking, Government Report Says
Law & Industry Daily ^ | 3/09/2012

Posted on 03/09/2012 5:53:59 PM PST by bizlawnews

WASHINGTON, March 9 (LID) – A key to keeping American youths from starting to smoke cigarettes is increasing excise taxes on tobacco products, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office said in a new report.

(Excerpt) Read more at legalnewsgroup.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: taxes; tobacco

1 posted on 03/09/2012 5:54:06 PM PST by bizlawnews
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To: bizlawnews

BS. You can’t believe anything that anyone in THIS regime says.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 5:57:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
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To: bizlawnews

Just like marijuana and other drugs being illegal keeps kids from indulging. BS


3 posted on 03/09/2012 5:59:46 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: bizlawnews

nah they either will get more allowance or steal more from the folks


4 posted on 03/09/2012 6:05:08 PM PST by Nifster
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To: bizlawnews

When cigarettes cost more than pot, then I’d have to concur that it’s working.


5 posted on 03/09/2012 6:07:38 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
BS....

Really. Would they admit it if raising taxes didn't work?

6 posted on 03/09/2012 6:10:06 PM PST by MulberryDraw (Newt: "The high price of gas is the deliberate strategy of the left.")
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To: bizlawnews

No way! Taxing something stifles it. Does this work with other things too?


7 posted on 03/09/2012 6:13:15 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: bizlawnews
key to keeping American youths from starting to smoke cigarettes is increasing excise taxes on tobacco products

From criminalizing candy cigs and establishing smoke free zones was for naught when the whole trick was to charge the kids more for their tobacco products...that they aren't supposed to be possessing to begin with. Our country is so screwed.
8 posted on 03/09/2012 6:16:12 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: bizlawnews

Huh???Just last night, our local TV news reported that teen smoking is at an all-time high with 1 out of 4 teens beginning to smoke before age 18.

Looks like the Sturgeon General, one of the most useless posts in our useless government, didn’t get that report yet.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 6:18:57 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: bizlawnews
Really? (UK study but it is up here, too)

The report from the Schools Health Education Unit shows trends in young people's attitudes to smoking between 1983 and 2001.

The findings reveal that 40 per cent of 12 to 13-year-olds admitted they had tried cigarettes in 2001. This rose to 60 per cent among 14 to 15-year-olds.

That compares to 30 per cent of 12 to 13-year-olds in 1990 and 57 per cent of 14 to 15- year-olds.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-171375/Teen-smoking-rates-rise.html

Funny, cigs are taxed much more than they were in the past. Perhaps things like this contribute...

Teen Mom reality star Jenelle

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or how about current Milan runway fashion?

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more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2107180/Milan-Fashion-Week-2012-Cigarettes-catwalk-row-DSquared-show.html

Or Lindsy Lohan, Miley Cirus, Paris Hilton, Brittany Spears..on and on... They want to tax out of greed and they blame the tobacoo companies and fail to shake a finger at Hollywood and fashion. It is about more money, not --'for the children'

10 posted on 03/09/2012 6:25:58 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: bizlawnews

Does the Surgeon General still wear the Captain Kangaroo outfit. It is so fitting.


11 posted on 03/09/2012 6:32:39 PM PST by microgood
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12 posted on 03/09/2012 6:34:48 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Nice. Thanks!


13 posted on 03/09/2012 6:37:52 PM PST by microgood
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To: bizlawnews

They tax cigarettes and any teen in high school can buy marijuana.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 6:38:24 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Maybe they should tax marijuana too.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 6:41:54 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: microgood

In football terms, she’d be considered a “run stopper”

Of course you’ll NEVER see any comment from the media about her fat @ss lecturing us how to be healthy.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 6:45:59 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

It is hard to take the Surgeon General seriously because she doesn’t look all that healthy— she is over weight. Nice manicure, though.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 6:50:22 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: bizlawnews

Outlawing tobacco will help much more.(/sarcasm... sort of)


18 posted on 03/09/2012 7:34:31 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: bizlawnews
Yep, if they've got to pay that much for cigs, they might as well buy some pot, or crack.
19 posted on 03/09/2012 7:45:29 PM PST by FrankR
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To: bizlawnews

when the government uses its power of taxation to regulate a free society’s behavior, there are MAJOR problems involved!!!


20 posted on 03/09/2012 8:15:19 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: nascarnation

What’d you have to post that big a$$ picture for? You this much of an idiot in RL too?


21 posted on 03/09/2012 8:31:46 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: Irenic
12 to 13-year-olds admitted they had tried cigarettes in 2001

Lots of people try lots of things without it being a life-long endeavour. Just because they tried it, doesn't mean they kept on with it.

How many 12 to 13 year olds actually smoke by the time they're 18? That's the true number!

Weasel Words

22 posted on 03/09/2012 8:35:36 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: bizlawnews

Cheaper to buy pot.


23 posted on 03/09/2012 9:58:18 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: crazyhorse691

As with all else that comes out under the Obama admin - it is likely a precursor to taxing the hell out of “unhealthy” foods in order to “save” us.


24 posted on 03/10/2012 3:02:44 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: txrefugee
our local TV news reported that teen smoking is at an all-time high with 1 out of 4 teens beginning to smoke before age 18.
Looks like the Sturgeon General, one of the most useless posts in our useless government, didn’t get that report yet.

Ah, what she left out is the variation on the old "jobs created or saved gambit" -- look how much worse it would be if they hadn't done what they did!

25 posted on 03/10/2012 3:16:55 AM PST by maryz
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

LMAO
She’s larger than life.


26 posted on 03/10/2012 6:52:40 AM PST by nascarnation
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