From Deseret News: Arguments about taxes are as American as apple pie. But there’s one tax that improves health, reduces health care costs and brings in new revenue to balance budgets and fund critical needs. Tobacco taxes, the evidence shows, literally save lives.
There are now 3 million fewer smokers in the United States, thanks in large part to the 62-cent federal tobacco tax increase enacted in 2009 to help fund children’s health insurance (“Big tax increase reduces smoking,” USA Today, Sept. 11).
Click here to read more
|Smokers in US cutting down on cigarettes|
|Quitting smoking, even after 60, may boost longevity|
|Smoking bans are beneficial for cardiac wellness|
|Smoking, drinking tied to earlier pancreatic cancer: study|
|Rare sleep disorder that causes violent kicking and punching tied to smoking|
|Smoking during pregnancy linked with asthma in children|
|Smoking, drinking linked to onset of pancreatic cancer|