Navigation Links
District of Columbia Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers
Date:7/31/2009

rette tax increase to prevent more than 1,300 kids from smoking; spur 1,000 smokers to quit for good; save more than 600 residents from future smoking-caused deaths; produce $32.3 million in long-term health care savings; and raise about $3.6 million a year in new revenue.

With the District of Columbia increase, the average state cigarette tax will be $1.32 per pack. Rhode Island has the highest state cigarette tax at $3.46 per pack. Twelve states and the District of Columbia have cigarette tax rates of at least $2 per pack, and 27 states and D.C. have cigarette tax rates of at least $1 per pack.

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the District of Columbia, claiming 720 lives each year and costing the District $243 million annually in health care bills, including $78 million in Medicaid payments alone. Government expenditures related to tobacco amount to a hidden tax of $602 each year on every District of Columbia household. While the District of Columbia has made some progress in reducing youth smoking, 10.6 percent of District of Columbia high school students still smoke and 400 more kids become regular smokers every year.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Vitamin Relief Brings Needed Nutrition to School District Resurrecting After Katrina
2. Autism Speaks Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Families Right to Challenge IEPs Without First Trying Out School District Proposed Placement
3. AstraZeneca Response to November 2, 2007 Ruling In Re: Pharmaceutical Industry Average Wholesale Price Litigation, MDL No. 1456, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
4. Another Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead Lawsuit is Filed in Federal District Court
5. Schering-Plough Reports U.S. District Court for District of Massachusetts Finds No Liability for Subsidiary in AWP Case
6. Regence Partners with Multnomah Education Service District to Bring Free Health Services to more than 20,000 Students in Need
7. Virginia School District Gets Proactive Against MRSA
8. New Democracy Corps Battleground Poll of Swing Districts Finds Strong, Bi-Partisan Opposition to Cutting Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care
9. EPA Awards $154,848 Grant to Canton Local School District for Clean School Bus Project
10. Health Care Districts Board Chair Nationally Recognized as a Modern Healthcare Trustee of the Year
11. Lead Safe D.C. and HSCSN Bring Lead Poisoning Prevention to The Districts Children With Special Needs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2014)... (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, ... a special offer for its bamboo panels ( http://www.bambooindustry.com/products/bamboo-panel/ ... the market; all of them are available at discounted ... , The company’s discounted bamboo panels are ... made of quality materials. Each of them is finely ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... September 21, 2014 Faculty and staff at ... coed preschool in Owings Mills, Md., kicked off the academic ... Vivofit bands. GFS is the first independent school to receive ... burned and even sleep patterns— as part of a pilot ... running and walking specialty chain. The Vivofit bands are just ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... 21, 2014 According to latest National ... birth rate since 1966 (10.5 births per 1,000 women in ... 40s has risen steadily by 2 percent per year. The ... women aged 50 and over) also rose, the first such ... more than nine times as many first births to women ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... September 21, 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com, a well-known ... of beautiful party dresses . In addition, the company ... main aim of the promotion is to benefit all of ... in its online store now. , Along with beautiful ... graceful items. It has recently released its new sexy short ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 ... by Dr. Kenneth Pullman that is helping thousands of ... their diabetes symptoms without shots, pills, or prescriptions has ... review. , “There are currently tens of millions ... both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and unfortunately, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Discounted Bamboo Panels For Sale At BambooIndustry.com 2Health News:Garrison Forest School Leader in Independent School Wellness Programs 2Health News:Statistics Reveal That the Number of 'Older' First-Time Mothers Is Growing 2Health News:Statistics Reveal That the Number of 'Older' First-Time Mothers Is Growing 3Health News:Statistics Reveal That the Number of 'Older' First-Time Mothers Is Growing 4Health News:Beautiful Party Dresses For Autumn Unveiled By iFitDress.com 2Health News:Diabetes Protocol: Review Exposes Kenneth Pullman’s Breakthrough Discovery About Diabetes Management 2
... with Chronic Lung Disease to ... ... Technologies Inc. (SeQual),announced today the launch of "Mark,s Breathe Easy Tour," ... Seton Medical Center intended to raise,awareness of chronic lung disease, such ...
... of,directors for Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI ) has ... company,s outstanding common shares. Purchases,will be made from time ... transactions, and will be funded from the company,s available,cash ... a share repurchase program for our,new company reflects its ...
... be significant, experts say , , THURSDAY, July 24 (HealthDay ... Grove Retirement Village in Sandy Spring, Md., some of the ... cat along. , The woman, in the early stages of ... assisted living administrator at Brooke Grove, a center specializing in ...
... 24 Tepha, Inc., a developer of,medical devices ... announced,today that it has appointed John Hartnett to ... Operating Officer. Mr. Hartnett joins Tepha,following an eighteen ... from field sales, to marketing management, and, most ...
... Users to Create a Book on CaringBridge Sites Documenting ... Their Journey Through Treatment or ... nonprofit Web,service that connects families and friends when someone ... provides users with the,ability to preserve their personal Web ...
... July 24 Clear Catheter,Systems (http://www.clearcatheter.com ), ... a proprietary medical catheter clearance,platform, today announced the ... led by X Gen Ltd, a family venture ... grant from the Cleveland Clinic Global,Cardiovascular Innovation Center ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:SeQual Technologies, American Lung Association of California and Seton Medical Center Partner to Support Survivor & Cyclist in 500-Mile California Ride 2Health News:SeQual Technologies, American Lung Association of California and Seton Medical Center Partner to Support Survivor & Cyclist in 500-Mile California Ride 3Health News:SeQual Technologies, American Lung Association of California and Seton Medical Center Partner to Support Survivor & Cyclist in 500-Mile California Ride 4Health News:Hillenbrand, Inc. Board of Directors Approves $100M Share Repurchase Program 2Health News:Pet Doors Opening at Assisted Living Centers 2Health News:Pet Doors Opening at Assisted Living Centers 3Health News:Tepha Announces Appointment of John Hartnett as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:CaringBridge(R) Enhances Web Service by Adding Printable CaringBook Option 2Health News:CaringBridge(R) Enhances Web Service by Adding Printable CaringBook Option 3Health News:Clear Catheter Systems Completes $600-Million Financing, Opens Cleveland Office 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... ORLANDO, Fla. , Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... to grow, with the publication of two papers this ... Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery , ... both objective and subjective measures of sleep disordered breathing, ... for the reduction in obstructive sleep apnea severity and ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014  CytRx Corporation (Nasdaq: CYTR ), ... today announced that David J. Haen , Vice ... in the Biotech Industry Conference on Friday, September 26 th ... take place at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in ... live and archived webcast of the presentation will be ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , September 19, 2014 ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qqjrnh/global_molecular ) has announced the addition ... 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... involves the study of chromosomes using molecular ... of genes and chromosomes. It plays a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Data shows Reductions in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and improvement of quality of life with Inspire therapy 2New Data shows Reductions in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and improvement of quality of life with Inspire therapy 3New Data shows Reductions in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and improvement of quality of life with Inspire therapy 4CytRx to Present at BioCentury's 2014 NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference 2CytRx to Present at BioCentury's 2014 NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference 3Global Molecular Cytogenetics Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Abbott, Affymetrix, Agilent Technologies, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Illumina and PerkinElmer 2Global Molecular Cytogenetics Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Abbott, Affymetrix, Agilent Technologies, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Illumina and PerkinElmer 3
... SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 20 HRI, a San Francisco ... leading the way in helping California healthcare employers comply with ... effect August 5th. , , California is ... from exposure to infectious airborne diseases, including the H1N1 flu. ...
... TITUSVILLE, N.J., Aug. 21 The U.S. Food and ... the New Drug Application (NDA) for carisbamate, an anti-epileptic ... , The NDA, filed in October 2008 ... (J&JPRD) on behalf of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. seeks approval ...
Cached Medicine Technology:San Ramon HR Firm Leads Response to New Cal/OSHA ATD Law 2FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for Carisbamate 2FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for Carisbamate 3
Wire lid retractor, may be clamped to surgical drape with suture or elastic band. Small pair....
Flexible rake retractor, 3 blunt prongs....
Bayonet dressing forceps serrated jaws...
Medpor Encophthalmos Wedge mimics the contour of the orbital floor and provides volume to restore the orbit to its normal shape and size....
Medicine Products: