Smokers: The Primary Investors In The American Lifestyle

By C. R. S. Lyles Let’s face it: smoking is not collectively "in vogue" anymore. Yet the irony of the fact is that the matchslingers of this world, who often find themselves wanting for the support of the American people (and more importantly, the American lawmakers), are the biggest contributors to the American way of […]

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Luxury Tobacconists Say Increased Pa. Tobacco Taxes Will Lower Tax Revenues

Gov. Ed Rendell’s budget for Pennsylvania’s 2009-2010 fiscal year that begins in two weeks will be looking in part to increased and new taxes on cigarette and cigar smokers for additional tax revenues which the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association says will never come.

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Kansas Anti-Tobacco Legislation May Be the Next Dumb & Dumber

It may sound like the theme of a Jim Carrey comedy – First, we ban smoking, then we raise tobacco taxes – but members of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association in Kansas aren’t finding this ironic potential scenario very funny. Last month, the Kansas legislature passed and Gov. Mark Parkinson signed a […]

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Stop the Pipe Tobacco Tax

Stop a 775% Tax Increase on Pipe Tobacco! H.R. 4439, the Tobacco Tax Parity Act of 2010 was introduced on January 13, 2010 and would raise the tax on pipe tobacco 775% from $2.8311 to $24.78 per pound. As a service to the pipe smoking community and the industry of pipe makers and pipe tobacco […]

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IPCPR Fights California Tobacco Tax Proposals

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2009 — California legislators are grasping at tax straws that don’t exist as they seek to raise billions of dollars that don’t exist for a balanced state budget that doesn’t exist, according to the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association. Two legislators – Democrat Assemblyman Tom Torlakson of Contra […]

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Marlboro Man Beats up the Small Tobacco Companies in Texas

The state switches to a punitive weight-based tax on many tobacco products, which benefits Philip Morris and penalizes the smaller producers. AUSTIN, Texas, May 27 /PRNewswire/ — The Texas Senate voted 29-2 to pass a $100 million tax increase on smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products. HB 2154, while being a laudable program to fund […]

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