Cigarette taxes. The straw to break the camel's back.

  title={Cigarette taxes. The straw to break the camel's back.},
  author={Michael Grossman and Frank Chaloupka},
  journal={Public health reports},
  volume={112 4},
Teenage cigarette smoking is sensitive to the price of cigarettes. The most recent research suggests that a 10% increase in price would reduce the number of teenagers who smoke by 7%. If the proposed 43-cent hike in the Federal excise tax rate on cigarettes contained in the Hatch-Kennedy Bill were enacted, the number of teenage smokers would fall by approximately 16%. This translates into more than 2.6 million fewer smokers and more than 850,000 fewer smoking-related premature deaths in the… CONTINUE READING

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