• People are a "little bit ashamed" to be seen carrying a cigarette pack with one of the new warnings on it, Dolmen's Christophe Blanc told Reuters news agency.

    BBC: Smoky bar

  • She takes out a cigarette from a pack of Marlboro Lights 100s.

    CNN: Even after execution, no finality for mother

  • Meanwhile, Clinton plans to make a strong statement today in support of the 20-cent-a-pack cigarette tax increase included in the Senate version of the budget.

    CNN: White House Says Tax Compromise Unacceptable

  • Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) that would have raised cigarette taxes 43 cents a pack.

    CNN: Budget Stalls In Congress

  • She showed them a pack with one cigarette missing.

    BBC: Airport evacuation smoker acquitted

  • But a Congressional Budget Office analysis of the financial impact of a 50-cent-per-pack increase in cigarette taxes shows that while cutting the number of smokers trims government outlays over the short run, the increased longevity and higher end-of-life expenses of non-smokers eventually would cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars more from Medicare and Social Security.

    FORBES: Fewer Smokers Means Higher Taxpayer Costs, Study Finds

  • Part of the difficulty is how the Democrats are trying to pay for their health care expansion using not only the controversial Medicare changes, but an even more controversial 45-cents-per-pack increase in the cigarette tax.

    NPR: Children's Health Care Bill Loaded with Extras

  • But the two senators have teamed up to try to extend health care insurance to poor children by hiking federal cigarette taxes by another 43 cents a pack.

    CNN: Boosting Cigarette Taxes On Behalf Of Children

  • Perhaps the realization that he had just killed one British police officer and stamped the face of another into pulp was too much for a heart already overtaxed by the strain of his excessive weight and a three-pack-a-day cigarette habit.

    CNN: Books - Excerpt: 'Flint'

  • Enormous public health campaigns, starting with the 1965 government mandate that the Surgeon General's warning adorn every pack, have helped drive down cigarette use.

    FORBES: Marlboro Man

  • Most studies conclude a cigarette costs 10 minutes of life, so a pack-a-day smoker (20 cigarettes a day) loses 13.9% of a year to the habit over the long haul.

    FORBES: The World's Heaviest-Smoking Countries

  • Last month, the Bloomberg administration unveiled a proposal to keep cigarettes out of sight in stores until an adult customer asks for a pack, as well as stopping shops from taking cigarette coupons and honoring discounts.

    WSJ: NYC proposes raising age for cigarette purchases

  • Per Capita cigarette consumption peaked in 1975 at about 145 packages (20 per pack) and by 2011 had plummeted to 48.5 packs or two thirds the per person peak level.

    FORBES: Altria Group: E-Cigarettes Or Die?

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