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Posts from — October 2012

Health advocates celebrate higher tobacco prices

October 26, 2012

Teenagers are especially responsive to changes in pricing, said Matthew Celentano, deputy director of Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative.... Read more »

Officials: Tobacco tax helps keep kids smokeless

October 25, 2012

"The producers of this harsh, degrading, cancer stick use the appearance of a candy wrapper and put them into a variety of flavors, attracting the attention of youth," MERVO student Lia Harris said.... Read more »

Tax Increase On Cheaper Tobacco Products Aims To Reduce Number Of Teen Users

“Based on what’s happened in other states, we know this will reduce the use of this product by kids by 30 percent,” said Vincent DeMarco of the Maryland Health Care For All Coalition.... Read more »

Price of little cigars more costly because of tax

October 24, 2012

A tax increase on small cigars and other tobacco products popular with teenagers has resulted in a bump in the prices of these products just as health advocates had hoped.... Read more »

Tax-hike on chewing tobacco, cheap cigars expected to reduce use

“Those are the kind of increases that will have a dramatic impact,” said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative.... Read more »

Group to release study on tobacco tax increase

WTOP 10/24/2012, 4:33am ET BALTIMORE (AP) A Maryland health advocacy group is releasing a study on the effects of tax increases on small cigars and smokeless tobacco products. The Maryland Health Care For All Coalition is releasing the study on Wednesday in Baltimore. The tax increases were approved this year. They went into effect in […]... Read more »

Public Health Groups, Students Celebrate Increase in Cigar and Smokeless Tobacco Prices

October 19, 2012

Thank Governor and General Assembly for Tax’s Youth Deterrence... Read more »

Health care reforms must continue

October 3, 2012

While Maryland leads the nation in implementing innovative policies to expand access to care, there is still much work to be done and policy decisions to be made. The ultimate success of the endeavors outlined by Dr. Sharfstein will be in the hands of consumers...... Read more »