Navigation Links
Big jolt to state economy with new tax on cigarettes
Date:2/6/2012

A new UCSF analysis has found that a state ballot initiative to increase the cigarette tax would create about 12,000 jobs and nearly $2 billion in new economic activity in California.

The study found that the new tax would have a significant effect on the state's overall economy because Californians would smoke less and spend their money in other ways.

The initiative, the California Cancer Research Act (CCRA), is on the statewide June 5 ballot. If the measure is approved, state cigarette taxes would rise by $1 a pack, generating an estimated $855 million a year for anti-smoking education programs, medical research, and tobacco law enforcement.

"The primary impact to the California economy, besides the effect on health care, is that people will smoke less and send less money out of state,'' said study author Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, a professor of medicine at UCSF and director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education based at UCSF.

Currently, approximately 80 percent of money spent on tobacco products is exported to out-of-state tobacco manufacturers and farmers. No tobacco is grown in California and no cigarettes are manufactured here.

Under the legislation, 60 percent of funds generated by the new tax would go to cancer research and to address other tobacco-related diseases, 20 percent toward tobacco cessation and prevention programs, and 15 percent toward facilities and equipment for health services and research. The remainder would go to law enforcement to reduce cigarette smuggling and tobacco tax evasion, and to administer the tax.

The state's independent Legislative Analysts' Office has calculated that the new tax could save more than 100,000 people from smoking-related deaths.

On September 15, 2011, the UC Board of Regents endorsed the initiative. UC campuses are allowed to use their resources to objectively evaluate a ballot measure's impact and to provide educational
'/>"/>

Contact: Elizabeth Fernandez
elizabeth.fernandez@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Penn State teams QR code wins REACH Challenge
2. A new screening method for prostate cancer
3. Investigational urine test can predict high-risk prostate cancer in men who chose watchful waiting
4. Vigorous exercise linked to gene activity in prostate
5. Prostate cancer risk halved for subfertile men
6. Science Shows How Exercise Might Help in Prostate Cancer
7. Study Compares 3 Common Prostate Cancer Treatments
8. Experimental Drugs Do Battle Against Advanced Prostate Cancer
9. Research from the 2012 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium highlights new treatments, compares existing therapies for prostate cancer
10. New Queens University research sheds light on gene destruction linked to aggressive prostate cancer
11. Brachytherapy reduced death rates in high-risk prostate cancer patients, study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Big jolt to state economy with new tax on cigarettes
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers are ... and here,s one possible reason why: Hospitals in neighborhoods ... than those in areas with more white residents, a ... breast-feeding are much less common in medical centers where ... the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 The W. Montague ... and a national voice in the elimination of ... disparities during the 112th National Medical Association’s (NMA) ... included: , John Ruffin, Ph.D, former Director of ... Disparities, whose life-long career and innovations have had ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... communities do not routinely screen women for intimate ... and public health researchers. Rural women who are ... they seek help., "Rural health care providers are ... McCall-Hosenfeld, a primary care physician and assistant professor ... College of Medicine. "However, in rural settings, it ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The ... Market by Pollutant Control System (FGD, DeNOx, Particulate ... Iron & Steel, Chemical & Others) - Global ... the global industrial flue gas treatment systems & ... global market size in terms of value. The ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... August 21, 2014 The Swedish-American ... year's conference will focus on the Future of ... research, innovation and commercialization. , With the mission ... combines the worlds' of business and science. "Over ... recognized Summit, gathering a diverse community with representatives ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests 2Health News:W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute Honors Three Outstanding Leaders in Health Disparities 2Health News:Primary care physicians can be critical resource for abused women in rural areas 2Health News:Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems Market Estimated to Worth $59, 546.7 Million by 2019 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems Market Estimated to Worth $59, 546.7 Million by 2019 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems Market Estimated to Worth $59, 546.7 Million by 2019 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:The Tenth Swedish-American Life Science Summit, takingplace in Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-22nd, will focus on The Future of Medicine 2
... biomarker that enables close to 98 percent accuracy in predicting ... study is published in the March 1 issue of Clinical ... Research. , When cancer spreads beyond a solid tumor, ... cannot be identified by conventional imaging methods such as CT ...
... release is available in Spanish . , ... of the University of Navarra have discovered the molecular ... for primary biliary cirrhosis, which combines two substances in ... from either substance separately. The discovery involved the role ...
... rising consumer demand for organic milk, BROOMFIELD, Colo., ... company, today announced that the brand,expanded its farmer partner ... nearly 450 family farmer partners in 22 states across ... to becoming certified,organic., "Family farms have been at ...
... a Sense of Purpose, WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 ... during Operation Iraqi,Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF), will ... Winter Sports Clinic in,Snowmass Village, March 30 - April ... physical, social, and emotional,well-being of the veterans who participate ...
... Inc. ("Versus" or the "Company") announced revenues of,$1,426,000 ... 2008, a 26%,increase over revenues of $1,133,000 for ... revenues can vary significantly depending upon the,timing of ... in any one quarter are not necessarily indicative ...
... Gains Momentum, Physicians Trumpet, the Value of ePrescribing in Significantly ... ... Care, DETROIT, Feb. 27 Efforts to expand the use ... ePrescribing receives high marks from constituents,whose opinion about the technology may ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New blood marker may predict prostate cancer spread 2Health News:New blood marker may predict prostate cancer spread 3Health News:Cause of effectiveness discovered for a cirrhosis treatment useful in 40 percent of patients 2Health News:Horizon Organic(R) Family Farmer Network Grows by Nearly 35 Percent 2Health News:World's Largest Disabled Ski Clinic at Snowmass, Colo. 2Health News:Versus Technology Announces First Quarter Results 2Health News:Versus Technology Announces First Quarter Results 3Health News:Versus Technology Announces First Quarter Results 4Health News:Versus Technology Announces First Quarter Results 5Health News:Versus Technology Announces First Quarter Results 6Health News:Prescription for Change: New Survey Shows ePrescribing Connecting with its Biggest Skeptics ... Physicians 2Health News:Prescription for Change: New Survey Shows ePrescribing Connecting with its Biggest Skeptics ... Physicians 3Health News:Prescription for Change: New Survey Shows ePrescribing Connecting with its Biggest Skeptics ... Physicians 4Health News:Prescription for Change: New Survey Shows ePrescribing Connecting with its Biggest Skeptics ... Physicians 5Health News:Prescription for Change: New Survey Shows ePrescribing Connecting with its Biggest Skeptics ... Physicians 6Health News:Prescription for Change: New Survey Shows ePrescribing Connecting with its Biggest Skeptics ... Physicians 7
(Date:8/21/2014)... -- ACI Clinical ( www.aciclinical.com ) announces a new, ... Using this solution, trial sponsors can save ... and receive the same expertise that has made ... Leveraging a decade of DMC experience (initial ... programming and meeting facilitation), ACI analyzed DMC member ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... PARK, N.J. , Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... pharmacy group purchasing organization (GPO), is pleased to ... to collaborate on a host of innovative specialty ... help Aurora deliver enhanced therapy management services to ... Management (OTM) system. Aurora will use ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014  The board of directors of VirtualScopics, Inc. ... clinical trial imaging solutions, today announced that James ... effective immediately.  Mr. Groff has held the role of ... VirtualScopics in January 2006 as an accounting manager and ... "When the board of VirtualScopics asked Jim to assume ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ACI Clinical: Innovation and Savings in Data Safety Monitoring Committees 2Aurora Health Care Partners with Armada Health Care to Deliver Added Pharmacy Capabilities to Specialty Patients 2Aurora Health Care Partners with Armada Health Care to Deliver Added Pharmacy Capabilities to Specialty Patients 3VirtualScopics, Inc. Names James Groff Chief Financial Officer 2VirtualScopics, Inc. Names James Groff Chief Financial Officer 3VirtualScopics, Inc. Names James Groff Chief Financial Officer 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: