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Tobacco Laws Violated in Delhi, Tobacco Fines

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

discount camel cigaretteNew Delhi, Feb 29: A total of Rs.90 lakh were collected as fines for violation of tobacco laws in Delhi, state Health Minister A.K. Walia said Tuesday. While 140,000 people were fined for smoking or using tobacco products in prohibited places, action was taken against 6,200 vendors for sale of tobacco products in places where it is not allowed. Launching a Hindi website under Tobacco Free Delhi campaign, Walia drew attention to its harmful effects.

“Tobacco use is the major cause of lung disease, heart disease, cancer, asthma attacks, sudden infant death syndrome, childhood respiratory diseases, chronic cough, TB and impotency,” he said.

With the launch of the Hindi website, Walia expressed hope that common people will be able to understand the harmful effects of tobacco use and smoking.

French Authorities Urge Cigarettes Taxes Increase

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

cheapest kent cigaretteIn a recent opinion, the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP) has called for the taxes recently levied on smoking products to be increased and harmonized to reduce the prevalence of smoking habit in France. In its release, the HCSP cites three key observations, which have now led the High Council to issue an opinion on the taxation of tobacco products. The High Council’s first observation is that smoking cigarettes in France is currently on the raise, not only among the population in general, but also among young individuals. Its second observation is that the cost associated with the effects of smoking on health is currently estimated at over EUR47bn (USD63bn) a year. The final observation is that the government’s most effective tool against smoking, namely the taxation of tobacco products, has not been used since 2004, when the last tax rises were introduced.

Based on these findings, and considering the constraints that the impact of cigarettes consumption has on the income of those less well off in France, as well as contraband and cross-border purchases, the High Council has recommended that the government increase the taxes on all tobacco products, in order to increase the prices.

The HCSP has also advocated that all tobacco products in France (cigarettes, cigars, fine tobacco) be taxed at the same rate.

Smokers Fat After Quit Smoking

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

cheap kent cigaretteA research team led by the National Cancer Center said on Wednesday it has found that smokers continue to face an elevated risk of diabetes up to five years after quitting smoking habit. Its 10-year survey of about 59,000 people aged 40 to 69 between 1990 and 2003 declared that smokers, both men and women, face higher risks of diabetes, with the risk within five years after quit still 2.84 times that of non-smokers for women, and 1.42 times for men, it explained. But the risks fall to levels similar to those of non-smokers from around five years after quitting the smoking habit.

The more cigarettes they smoked before quitting, the higher the risk is, reaching 2.15 times the risk of nonsmokers for men who habitually smoked 25 or more cigarettes per day.

Dutch Every Day Smokers Dropped

Friday, February 24th, 2012

cheapest kiss cigaretteCigarette smoking among Dutch inhabitants decreased to an all-time low of 25 per cent in 2011, down from an usual of 70 per cent in the middle of the 20 century. The figures were dismissed by anti-tobacco foundation Stivoro. Over recent years, the smokers’ amount had been stabilized at nearby 28 per cent of people over the age of 15. Last year, on the other hand, the smoker suddenly dropped to 25 per cent.

The figure decreased, the organisation declared, when quit-smoking special programs were involved in basic health insurance analysis. But Stivoro is interested that government reductions will reverse the trend. The foundation reported that even there is a visible decline in the number of inhabitants seeking help to stop their smoking habit.

Men still continue to smoke more cigarettes than women: 27 per cent in comparison with 23 per cent. And less-educated persons smoke also more than those with higher education: 29 per cent in comparison with 18 per cent. Percentages of those who quit smoking were almost equal among men and women indifferent of their educational background.

Currently, approximately 19 per cent of all Dutch every day smokers dropped from 25 per cent ten years ago. There has also been a decrease in the number of cigs which smokers usually smoke per day.

Smoking Cigarettes Prohibited Outside Bars

Friday, February 24th, 2012

discount camel cigaretteHealth scientists have proposed to extend the smoking cigarettes ban to outside pub too for to stop the smoking use increase among social smokers. The recent study, published in the journal Tobacco Control, reported that smoking and drinking alcohol very often are linked together. And, while the smoking influence has declined, social smoking has raised among young people, researchers observed. Lead study, Professor Janet Hoek, of the University of Otago in New Zealand, noted: “Enforcing smoke-free outdoors bars could reduce smoking by removing signs that stimulate this bad behavior and change the places that relieve it.”

Cigarette Sales Drop, State Revenue Decreased

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

cigarettes sales Fewer smokers is a very bad news especially for California’s state budget. A big agency this month was alarmed, it said that the state maybe received more than almost $4 billion.

More than a decade ago, 46 state attorneys general reached a charged with the four biggest tobacco industries. The companies accepted to pay an estimate of $246 billion over a 25-year period for to recompense states for tobacco-health care costs. But there is one ridiculous thing: The state settlement payments are not yet fixed, but linked only to cigarettes sales.

Major bond rating agencies and some municipal finance experts have warned for years that the number of tobacco smokers was drop more rapidly than they expected. Dick Larkin, director of credit analysis at Herbert J. Sims & Co., declared that there were two main reasons: fewer cigarettes smokers and a debate with the tobacco industries that has resulted in delayed payments.

Unlike most other states, California divided its settlement income between the state and local agencies, counties and four big cities, like Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and of course San Francisco. Local governments received almost half of the state’s settlement payments.


Highest Cigarettes Taxes in New York City

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

tax free marlboro cigaretteNew York State has the most expensive cigarettes in the World. For a while the state’s Indian tribes explained that they could sell smoking brands without paying any tax, and the state never thought that it will have such a problem like increased cigarettes taxes.

The new idea is that they can import tobacco products from the Carolinas and then make the cigs on trival land and sell them cheaper. Andrew Cuomo’s administration sustained that this is  unlawful, but unfortunately he didn’t do nothing to stop this smuggling.

This is a recall that while the “Laffer Curve” does not characterize cigarettes taxation in the United States as a whole, it maybe does refer to tobacco taxes, the most high taxes in the world. The combination of the new success in forcing people to stop smoking and success in attempting smokers to come up with new ways for to avoid paying the huge taxes has attacked state incomes.

In public health terms, that’s all fine, but for a time higher tobacco prices were a very rare form of politically satisfactory revenue-raiser and that’s increasingly very difficult to make work.