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Ketchikan lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco tax

...excise tax on all cigarettes and tobacco products, the Ketchikan Daily News reported...percentage of total cost applied to tobacco products. The taxes would be paid by...and 45 percent tax on other tobacco products would have generated more than...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/ketchikan-lawmakers-push-island-wide-to
State
Ketchikan-area lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco tax

...excise tax on all cigarettes and tobacco products, the Ketchikan Daily News reported...percentage of total cost applied to tobacco products. The taxes would be paid by...and 45 percent tax on other tobacco products would have generated more than...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/ketchikan-area-lawmakers-push-island-wi
State
Taking a bite out of 'chew'

...decrease the use of smokeless tobacco products, particularly among youths...time, the use of smokeless tobacco products, which are less easily detectable...tongue cancer from smokeless tobacco products."It's the difference between...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/taking-bite-out-chew
Local
Juneau Assembly approves big hike in local tobacco taxes; e-cigarettes also covered

...ordinance is to reduce consumption of cigarettes and tobacco products, particularly among youth."The proposal also adds e-cigarettes to the classification of "tobacco products," which are currently taxed at 45 percent of retail...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-03/juneau-assembly-approves-big-hike-local
Local
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
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
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

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