Study: Tax hike would cut smoking, ra...

Study: Tax hike would cut smoking, raise revenue

There are 2 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Aug 17, 2012, titled Study: Tax hike would cut smoking, raise revenue. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

A new study argues that the state of Georgia could cut smoking by 20 percent and yield almost $400 million in additional tax revenues with a $1 per pack increase in cigarette taxes.

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Einstein Smoked

Wichita, KS

#2 Aug 17, 2012
the article says"
"The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded MacKillop's research"

Seems kind of strange that RWF would fund a study on how raising cigarette taxes would cut smoking rates - that would be a definate conflict of interest - because so much of their money comes from selling "stop smoking" products.

It would surely be in their best interest to have lots of people not being able to afford the higher prices.

I guess that's what happens when greed runs rampant!
Vaccines Cause Autism

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Sep 2, 2012
Einstein Smoked wrote:
the article says"
"The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded MacKillop's research"
Seems kind of strange that RWF would fund a study on how raising cigarette taxes would cut smoking rates - that would be a definate conflict of interest - because so much of their money comes from selling "stop smoking" products.
It would surely be in their best interest to have lots of people not being able to afford the higher prices.
I guess that's what happens when greed runs rampant!
Sounds like an Einsteinian plan

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