Daily Archives: September 15, 2010

Senecas, NYS resume smoke tax fight

The Seneca Nation of Indians has collected slightly more than $45 million in fees related to tobacco sales since 2006, with the bulk of that money going to underwrite health and education programs on its reservations and for tribal members.

Spending money on anti-smoking efforts has long-term economic impact

A pack of cigarettes that sells for $7.48 in New Jersey ends up costing the state’s economy $30.29 once the cost of healthcare for smoking-related diseases, lost time at work, and premature death is considered, according to a study released Tuesday by the American Lung Association.