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Increased cigarette tax to get public hearing

...ordinance amending the excise tax on tobacco products code. The tax will increase...amends the definition of "other tobacco products" to include e-cigarettes...consumption of cigarettes and tobacco products, particularly among youth" - which...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-14/%E2%80%A2-tax-pack-will-climb-1-3-%E2%8
Local
Tobacco tax, poor policy

...Assembly's plan to increase its excise taxes on tobacco products is misguided and should be a concern to our community's...just to stay afloat.Increasing burdensome taxes on tobacco products can lead to unexpected consequences, such as increased...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-11-25/tobacco-tax-poor-policy
Letters
Assembly to consider raising tobacco tax

...Juneau Assembly raises the tax on them and other tobacco products.The Assembly, acting as its Committee of the Whole...1 per pack of cigarettes and 45 percent on other tobacco products. This increase, and a previous one in 2003, were...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-07/assembly-consider-raising-tobacco-tax
Local
UA campuses to go smoke, tobacco free

...of Regents voted to eliminate tobacco use and smoking on all university property. The policy includes smokeless tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes and clove cigarettes. Basically, everything smokable will be banned.Because the UA...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/ua-campuses-go-smoke-tobacco-free
Local
Local cost of smoking may float higher

...social and monetary benefits of increasing taxes on tobacco products.The Finance Committee chose to follow the recommendation...tax at $2.39 per pack and 55 percent for other tobacco products. Chicago, Illinois has the highest tobacco sales...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-13/local-cost-smoking-may-float-higher
Local
Higher tobacco tax is right for Juneau

...reason to increase them is to decrease consumption of tobacco products and most importantly, to prevent youth from starting...achieve these results is to increase the price of tobacco products.Dr. Kristin CoxDouglas

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/higher-tobacco-tax-right-juneau
Letters
40 AGs urge tight regulation of e-cigarettes

...in the same way it regulates tobacco products.The letter, co-sponsored...acceptable."Unlike traditional tobacco products, there are no federal age restrictions...e-cigarettes should be regulated as tobacco products. The group represents dozens...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-25/40-ags-urge-tight-regulation-e-cigarett
State
Alaska Editorial: Gamble's request from UA campuses points toward new policy

...a 2011 proposal that would have imposed a $600 annual health insurance surcharge on university employees who use tobacco products or who have dependents who use tobacco. That proposal was a part of a plan by university officials to help offset...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-16/alaska-editorial-gambles-request-ua-c
Opinion
Blowing smoke with tobacco legislation

...Administration regulatory authority over tobacco products. Numerous antismoking and health...ensures that federal regulation of tobacco products will remain more about politics...bill's entire approach to tobacco products flies in the face of what we...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060409/opi_447115210.shtml
Tobacco tax makes ballot

...raise taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products. The Juneau Assembly voted...1, and taxes on all other tobacco products from 12 percent to 45 percent...also said the increased cost of tobacco products would help prevent youth from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082509/loc_485799096.shtml

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