New Federal Tax Pushes Cigarettes Close to $8 in Arizona

March 31, 2009

Tobacco Tax Hike Requires Deep Pockets

March 31, 2009

Major Cigarette Tax Goes Into Effect

March 31, 2009

Cigarette Prices Increase with New Federal Tax

March 31, 2009

Arizona Silver Belt
By Janette Kimbrough
March 31, 2009

GLOBE, AZ – Today may be April Fool’s Day, but it’s no joke about the cost of tobacco products increasing which goes into effect today. In Arizona, with the new federal tax increase, the cost of a pack of cigarettes will increase to between $8-$10 per pack.

According to Stephen Michael, MS, Director of the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine), “higher cost is a pretty big motivator to quit. In Arizona, a smoker will pay about $4,380 a year to smoke a pack and a half of cigarettes per day.”

Health care for smokers in the state is high, the state paying out about $3.6 million per day, or $150,000 per hour. read more…


Students ‘Kick Butts’ Against Tobacco

March 31, 2009
Photo: John Gutekunst/Parker Pioneer

Photo: John Gutekunst/Parker Pioneer

Parker Pioneer
By Unknown
March 31, 2009

Students from around the county participated in anti-tobacco activities March 25, “Kick Butts Day.” Youngsters joined La Paz County Public Health Education and Education Program Prevention Coordinator Tammy Minor (back) in making posters at Players’ Ninth Street Youth Center. Among the children participating were Alexis Esquerra, Anesah Esquerra, Reina Sanchez, Chloe Hernandez, Arianna Villifana, Hailee Small, Tina Flores, Sarah Hunter, A.J. Villafana, Danielle Hunter, Rosie Fredrickson, Jasper Greenlee, Noah Hathorn and Frankie Hernandez.