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My Turn: E-cig restrictions unreasonable, premature

...to these vapor-emitting devices by deterring adult tobacco consumers from using new and potentially less risky tobacco products. By inhibiting adult consumer adoption of e-cigarettes, state lawmakers may interfere with the worthwhile efforts...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-18/my-turn-e-cig-restrictions-unreasonab
Opinion
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
Bethel Oks tobacco tax hike

...that will increase taxes on all tobacco products sold in the city.The ordinance...pack and raise prices for other tobacco products by 45 percent.Over a dozen...local physician assistant, said tobacco products cause "more deaths than deaths...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-13/bethel-oks-tobacco-tax-hike
State
Assembly considers doubling city tobacco tax

...creating a flat tax of roughly 12 percent of the wholesale value of cigarettes and a 12 percent excise tax on all other tobacco products. A flat tax would be a fixed tax per cigarette. An excise tax would be a tax for the wholesale manufacture of cigarettes...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080503/loc_assembly.shtml
News
Assembly introduces tax hike for tobacco

...tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. The proposal would implement...double the excise tax on other tobacco products from 6 percent to 12 percent...will result in a reduction in tobacco product consumption, particularly among...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081203/loc_assembly.shtml
News
What do you think?

...on the wholesale price of all tobacco products increase to 30 cents per pack...and 12 percent on all other tobacco products? Yes. (48%) = 251 No...affected by increases in taxes on tobacco products; but I do wish to weigh in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082403/opi_wdyt.shtml
Opinion
Alaska Digest

...the tax is an unfair burden on a single group that will hurt small businesses that sell tobacco. Taxes on other tobacco products will jump from 15 percent of their wholesale price to 45 percent of their wholesale price. The city expects to earn...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092304/sta_akdigest.shtml
News
How will tobacco tax money be used?

...and education programs? At the state level, out of the more than $40 million generated each year from taxes on tobacco products, not one dime of that money goes into tobacco prevention and education programs. It all goes into the state's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100503/let_letter5.shtml
Opinion
Don Smith Editorial

...city ordinance that will increase the excise tax on tobacco products from six percent to 30 cents per pack of cigarettes and to 12 percent on all other tobacco products. The tobacco tax would generate about $300,000...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100603/opi_editorial.shtml
Opinion
Passing tobacco tax would help teens

...number of them still continue to smoke anyway. If this tax was passed, it could be an incentive to maybe stop buying tobacco products altogether, or at least, lower the amount bought. Even if this tax only helps people cut down, it would bring...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100603/let_taxteens.shtml
Opinion

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