Tobacco – September 21, 2012

Reports and articles

Poor Smokers in New York State Spend 25% of Income on Cigarettes, Study Finds
The Associated Press, 9/19/12
Low-income smokers in New York spend 25 percent of their income on cigarettes, according to a new study, which led advocates for smokers’ rights to say it proved high taxes were regressive and ineffective.

Tax hike cuts tobacco consumption
USA Today, 9/13/12
A giant federal tobacco tax hike has spurred a historic drop in smoking, especially among teens, poor people and those dependent on government health insurance, a USA Today analysis finds.

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