Navigation Links
Rhode Island Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers; $1 Increase Gives State Highest Cigarette Tax in the Nation
Date:4/8/2009

WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO)

Rhode Island's leaders have taken decisive action to protect the state's kids and taxpayers from the devastating toll of tobacco use by increasing the state cigarette tax by $1 to $3.46 per pack, making it the highest state cigarette tax in the nation. Rhode Island is also increasing the tax on most other tobacco products. Increased tobacco taxes are a win-win-win solution for Rhode Island -- a health win that will reduce tobacco use and save lives, a financial win that will raise revenue to help alleviate budget shortfalls, and a political win that polls show is popular with the voters.

The evidence is clear that increasing the cigarette tax is one of the most effective ways to reduce smoking, especially among kids. Studies show that every 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes reduces youth smoking by 7 percent and overall cigarette consumption by about 4 percent. Rhode Island can expect the $1 cigarette tax increase to prevent more than 7,300 Rhode Island kids from smoking; spur 3,400 Rhode Island smokers to quit for good; save more than 3,200 Rhode Island residents from future smoking-caused deaths; produce $160 million in long-term health care savings; and raise about $13.3 million a year in new state revenue.

Governor Don Carcieri had proposed the increase in the cigarette tax in a fiscal year 2009 supplemental budget he submitted earlier this year. The state Legislature approved the tobacco tax increases last week, adding increases in taxes on other tobacco products and protecting Rhode Island's minimum pricing laws, measures which help thwart big tobacco's efforts to addict kids. This week Gove
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Free Prescription Drug Card Launched in Rhode Island
2. Medicaid Reform Efforts Underway in Louisiana and Rhode Island
3. Rhode Island Hospital first in US to treat kidney tumor with new device using electrical pulses
4. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Care New England Reach Multiyear Agreement
5. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Care New England Reach Agreement to Extend Network Participation
6. Rhode Island Hospital study finds local retail meat safe from antibiotic-resistant organisms
7. New research from Rhode Island Hospital may help predict outcomes for stomach cancer patients
8. InterComponentWare Inc. and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Celebrate Milestone
9. New Rhode Island Hospital study shows inadequate diagnostic criteria for eating disorders
10. Dominion Diagnostics Supports Rhode Islands Toys for Tots Initiative at Its 2007 Holiday Celebration
11. Rhode Island Hospital to study driving ability of cognitively impaired elders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 04, 2015 , ... The Harvest Hope Food Bank ... July. Four local AlignLife offices in the area of Greenville SC are making ... to be made by patients only. They are asking for donations from the public as ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... ... Renowned rhinoplasty surgeon and Symposium Chairman, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich ... be held from March 4th - 6th, the 2016 (a previous announcement had stated ... Designed to take participants from the basic training and fundamentals of nasal surgery through ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... Talcum powder attorneys representing clients in national lawsuits announce ... Lawsuit Center website. Just as the previous version did, the new website will serve ... updates and ovarian cancer warning information. The site is routinely updated with news articles ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... , ... Every year, One-to-1 Fitness and the Red Deer Fit Body ... Deer community with free fitness training and indoor fitness boot camp classes for 24 ... raised thousands of charity dollars and ended with a $10,000 donation to the Jumpstart ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... , ... Following the recent report by JAMA Internal Medicine published ... Americans, Samir Becic emphatically declared a war on obesity in the United States. , ... "We must understand the magnitude of this discovery. For that reason, I am declaring, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Greenville Area AlignLife Offices to do a Thanksgiving in July Food Drive 2Health News:Greenville Area AlignLife Offices to do a Thanksgiving in July Food Drive 3Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces the Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 2Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces the Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 3Health News:Talcum Powder Lawsuit News: Cancer Attorneys Launch Updated Mobile Site 2Health News:Talcum Powder Lawsuit News: Cancer Attorneys Launch Updated Mobile Site 3Health News:Red Deer Fitness Studio Raises $10,000 for Charity Organization with 24-Hour Train-a-Thon 2Health News:Red Deer Fitness Studio Raises $10,000 for Charity Organization with 24-Hour Train-a-Thon 3Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 2Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 3Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 4
... ... the powerful sequel to the award-winning Paper Kills. , ... Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 24, 2010 -- StatCom ( http://www.statcom.com/ ) ... Save Your Life and Your Money, the timely, powerful sequel to the award-winning book, Paper ...
... those students as happy as others , WEDNESDAY, ... have recently divorced are unscathed by the experience, an ... the productivity and happiness of 270 students, and found ... other students. In fact, some male students actually had ...
... for damaged heart is just one of several promising developments ... ahead -- although sometimes ploddingly -- toward the goal of ... the leading killer of men and women in the United ... been in basic science, stem cells do seem close to ...
... ... in English for all travelers to Mexico from Honeymooners to Business travelers to Spring Break ... (PRWEB) -- When ... who to call in case of an unforeseen emergency. AssistCare Mexico , a concierge-style ...
... ... ... ... ...
... ... ... , ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Paper Kills 2.0 Book by Center for Health Transformation Features Chapter by StatCom 2Health News:Paper Kills 2.0 Book by Center for Health Transformation Features Chapter by StatCom 3Health News:Paper Kills 2.0 Book by Center for Health Transformation Features Chapter by StatCom 4Health News:Heart Stem Cells Move Closer to Human Treatments 2Health News:Heart Stem Cells Move Closer to Human Treatments 3Health News:Just in Time for Spring Break 2010, AssistCard Mexico Launches Concierge-style Health and Security Services for Travelers to Mexico 2Health News:Just in Time for Spring Break 2010, AssistCard Mexico Launches Concierge-style Health and Security Services for Travelers to Mexico 3Health News:Just in Time for Spring Break 2010, AssistCard Mexico Launches Concierge-style Health and Security Services for Travelers to Mexico 4Health News:Manduka Turns up the Heat With Introduction of eQua(TM) Hot Yoga Towel 2Health News:Manduka Turns up the Heat With Introduction of eQua(TM) Hot Yoga Towel 3Health News:Manduka Turns up the Heat With Introduction of eQua(TM) Hot Yoga Towel 4Health News:Northern Illinois Proton Center on the Verge of Major Medical Breakthrough 2Health News:Northern Illinois Proton Center on the Verge of Major Medical Breakthrough 3Health News:Northern Illinois Proton Center on the Verge of Major Medical Breakthrough 4Health News:Northern Illinois Proton Center on the Verge of Major Medical Breakthrough 5Health News:Northern Illinois Proton Center on the Verge of Major Medical Breakthrough 6Health News:Northern Illinois Proton Center on the Verge of Major Medical Breakthrough 7Health News:Northern Illinois Proton Center on the Verge of Major Medical Breakthrough 8
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2, 2015  New product launches are critical events ... in educating thought leaders about new products, Medical Affairs ... how well a new therapy performs at launch. ... and consulting leader Best Practices, LLC, critical aspects of ... on are early stage thought leader (TL) interaction, successful ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , July 2, 2015 ... as ,Friendly Aedes aegypti , , reduced ... Brazil by 95%, well below ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150630/227348LOGO) , The journal PLOS ... trial of Oxitec,s genetically engineered mosquitoes. The results showed ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , June 26, 2015 Research ... "Vitamin D Market by Analog, Application, End-User & by ... to their offering. This market is projected to ... vitamin D in different applications and rising opportunities in countries ... , Italy , and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Affairs Role in Thought Leader Education is Key Success Factor for New Product Launches in the Pharmaceutical Industry 2Oxitec Mosquito Works to Control Aedes aegypti in Dengue Hotspot 2Oxitec Mosquito Works to Control Aedes aegypti in Dengue Hotspot 3Vitamin D Market by Analog, Application, End-User & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020: Increasing Recommendation By Doctors & Associations 2Vitamin D Market by Analog, Application, End-User & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020: Increasing Recommendation By Doctors & Associations 3
... CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 The Radiosurgery Society™ ... advancing the science and clinical practice of stereotactic body ... Meeting on February 23-25 at the La Costa Resort ... Society™ (CKS), the newly-named Radiosurgery Society has been expanded ...
... 17, 2011 Physical therapy Services ... reimbursement due to their inherently complex nature as ... unless medically deemed necessary, making physicians wary of ... to stringently scrutinize the patients, eligibility for medical ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Announcing The Radiosurgery Society™ And Its 2012 SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting 2Announcing The Radiosurgery Society™ And Its 2012 SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting 3Medicalbillersandcoders.com Caters to Physical Therapy Payment Issues through Expert Billing Services 2Medicalbillersandcoders.com Caters to Physical Therapy Payment Issues through Expert Billing Services 3Medicalbillersandcoders.com Caters to Physical Therapy Payment Issues through Expert Billing Services 4
Teardrop shape tip with post. Round knurled handle with dull finish....
Nucleus manipulator facilitates lens rotation during phacoemulsification....
Angled shaft with 1.5 mm tip designed to efficiently perform the "Stop and Chop" technique. Round knurled handle. Most popular size or model....
Flattened paddle tip with generous surface area is ideal for manipulating tissue, rotating and cracking the nucleus. Round knurled handle....
Medicine Products: