Navigation Links
New Poll: 72 Percent of Minnesotans Support Tobacco Tax Increase
Date:3/11/2009

been diminished by the recently passed 62-cent per pack increase in the federal tax, which goes into effect on March 31, 2009. Forty-six percent of the survey respondents were already aware of the federal increase. Among those who weren't aware of the federal increase, after being informed, 80 percent said either that it made no difference in their opinion or it made them even more likely to support an increase in the state tax.

The survey's finding that Minnesotans believe higher prices are an effective way to reduce smoking, especially among kids, is also backed by research. Studies show that every 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes reduces youth smoking by about 7 percent, and reduces overall cigarette consumption by about 4 percent. Currently, Minnesota's total cigarette taxes and fees are $1.504 per pack, ranking 18th in the nation.

"Raising the price of tobacco products by increasing the tax is a win-win-win for Minnesota," said David Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of ClearWay Minnesota. "Higher tobacco taxes improve health and reduce health care costs by reducing smoking, raise much needed revenue and are overwhelmingly popular with Minnesotans."

Methodology

The 2009 study contains the results of a survey administered to 800 randomly selected residents across the state of Minnesota. Professional interviewers conducted the survey by telephone between February 17 and 28, 2009. The typical respondent took 11 minutes to complete the questionnaire. The non-response rate was 3.7 percent. The results of the study are projectable to all adult Minnesota residents within +/- 3.5 percent in 95 out of 100 cases.

To view complete survey results, visit www.clearwaymn.org.

ClearWay Minnesota(SM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that improves the health of Minnesotans by reducin
'/>"/>

SOURCE ClearWay Minnesota
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Texas Eldercare Poll: 57 Percent Less Likely to Back Local Legislator if They Oppose Medicaid Rate Boost
2. Field Poll: California Nurses Association Most Favorably Viewed Group in Healthcare Arena
3. Consumer Reports Poll: Most Say TV Drug Ads Should Include Info on How to Report Side Effects
4. New National Poll: Majority of American Voters Oppose Bush Administrations Proposed Cuts to Medicare
5. Consumer Reports Poll: Americans Demand Health Reform But Are Unsure About How to Achieve it
6. New Poll: Only 16% of Californians Support Mandatory Purchase of Private Health Insurance; 71% Behind Regulation of Premium Increases
7. AARP Poll: California Members Want Health Care Reform THIS YEAR
8. As Layoffs Increase Nationally, Atlanta's Coverdell Launches Suite of Healthcare Discount Programs; Saving Consumers Up to 60 Percent on Healthcare Spending
9. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare to Reach 85 Percent of the Worlds Smokers with Quit Aids
10. Florida Emergency Room Costs Increased 25 Percent in the Last Year and May Lead to More Opportunity for Pharma Industry
11. 70 percent of drug-addicted men admit they consume drugs to increase their sexual pleasure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... OH (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... Assisted Living Center on Oct. 14. The $11 million ... and services, and a cooked-to-order kitchen with full-service restaurant ... Akron’s premier choice for first class Assisted Living apartments,” ... “Our residents deserve the highest quality of care and ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... have announced the release of the Citrus theme for ... words I would use to describe the Citrus theme” Says ... been so easy to look so professional.” , Citrus comes ... . Included with the template are: four transitions for added ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Patronella ... his innovative True Form Tummy Tuck® method ... faculty at The University of Texas Medical Branch ... a medical student. Patronella, who is a founding partner ... practices in Texas, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 20, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, one of ... its new range of bamboo deckings . Moreover, ... natural items; they are now available at deeply discounted ... it is hard to overstate the significance of online ... to online services. The company’s workers are striving to ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Recently, Top10BestSEOHosting.com has unveiled its newest hosting ... HostMonster are the best VPS hosting suppliers in ... the method of partitioning a physical server computer ... appearance and capabilities of running on someone’s own ... close attention to VPS products and related suppliers. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Rockynol Retirement Community Expands Assisted Living Center 2Health News:Today Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of the Citrus theme for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Plastic Surgeon Patronella Presents Artistically-Inspired Tummy Tuck Method to Future Generation of Plastic Surgeons in Texas 2Health News:High Quality Bamboo Deckings, New Items Unveiled By BambooIndustry.com 2Health News:The Best VPS Hosting Suppliers In The Market Unveiled By Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2
... youngsters lose weight by concentrating on the way they look, ... them// gorge even more, according to a recent study. ... to change their eating habits than those who are happy ... that getting children of all shapes and sizes to think ...
... has revealed that the risk of atherosclerosis in diabetics ... is characterized by// thickening and hardening of artery walls. ... atherosclerosis. ,This study, conducted by researchers at ... a decrease in the risk of developing atherosclerosis in ...
... Incidences of breast cancer are twice as much within a ... month due to this disease. Scientists have issued a warning// ... may be the reason for this escalation of breast cancer. ... which have very similar structures as compared to the female ...
... of suspected chikungunya fever in Kerala will not affect the ... Tuesday. ,"As the World Health Organisation (WHO) has ... here is not chikungunya, things have cheered up. There have ... booked to travel to Kerala," Balakrishnan told reporters here. ...
... claimed yet another life, taking the death toll in the ... into city hospitals// with the mosquito-borne viral disease showing no ... is now 1,631, with 83 new patients admitted in the ... of the virus is 55-year-old Pritam of Faridabad town close ...
... yoga, pranayama and meditation besides controlled breathing techniques to ... Art of Living Foundation//. ,Encouraged by the efficacy ... chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease that can prove fatal, the ... India to cater to people suffering from the disease. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Obese Kids Unmotivated byWeight Loss campaigns 2Health News:One More Victim Succumbs to Dengue in Delhi 2Health News:Yoga and Meditation May be Helpful to Combat Chikungunya 2
(Date:10/19/2014)... October 19, 2014 Große ... Das Problem dabei ist, dass große Pharmafirmen ... Kompetenz zu teilen. Es war deshalb ... wir uns umso mehr, dass es uns gelungen ... bei Kühlketten aufzuschreiben - mit einem Vorbehalt - ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... Oct. 17, 2014  Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: ... its results of operations for the quarter ended September ... market closes.  A conference call to discuss these results ... Friday, November 7, 2014. Those wishing to participate should ... November 14, 2014 by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and referencing Conference ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... Oct. 17, 2014 Research and ... "Research and Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, ... Based on the 2013 version, this update ... about dialysis industry and the relevant effect in ... dialysis industry segmentations. Moreover, it analyzes Chinese private-owned ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vergleichsbericht zu Pharma-Kühlketten und CRT 2Research and Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, 2014-2018 2Research and Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, 2014-2018 3
... UBM Live , a division of UBM Plc (LSE: ... and collocated events will be hosted in Madrid, Spain in ... and outsourced services and logistics, P-MEC for pharmaceutical technology and ... for pharmaceutical packaging needs. The events will run from 9-11 ...
... 26, 2011 OTC Markets Group Inc. ... that provides the world,s largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers ... Technology Inc. (TSX.V: VRS; OTCQX: VRSEF), a medical ... early detection of cancer, is now trading on the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CPhI Worldwide, ICSE, P-MEC and InnoPack Announce 2012 Events Location 2CPhI Worldwide, ICSE, P-MEC and InnoPack Announce 2012 Events Location 3Verisante Technology Inc. Joins OTCQX 2
... AvantGard Low Binding 20l Barrier Tips. Low ... DNA and proteins bound to the tip. Most ... which means the focus is on liquid not ... focuses on low binding which reduces the binding ...
... tips eliminate false signals and contamination ... tested, Promega Barrier Tips offer performance ... nucleic acids (PCR(a)), radioactive isotopes, tissue ... serological specimens. , ,Promega Barrier Tips ...
... Aerosol Resistant Tips offer a safe alternative ... are designed for applications such as PCR(a), ... addition, ART Tips are excellent for tissue ... studies. ART Tips prevent aerosol contaminants and ...
Diamond Filter Tips play a critical role in preventing aerosol-borne contamination. Also available sterilized (no need to autoclave) and certified free of detectable RNase, DNase, DNA, RNA, and prote...
Medicine Products: