Effect of cigarette taxes on the consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, tea and coffee in Taiwan.

@article{Lee2010EffectOC,
  title={Effect of cigarette taxes on the consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, tea and coffee in Taiwan.},
  author={J M Lee and M-G Chen and T-C Hwang and C-Y Yeh},
  journal={Public health},
  year={2010},
  volume={124 8},
  pages={429-36}
}
OBJECTIVES To analyse whether a health tax of 10 New Taiwan Dollars (NT$) (US$0.3) imposed on cigarettes in 2009 will help to reduce cigarette consumption, and whether or not the cigarette tax will affect consumption of alcohol, coffee and tea. STUDY DESIGN Time series data for consumption and retail prices of tobacco, alcohol, tea and coffee were collected and analysed for the period 1973-2007. METHODS To establish the Central Bureau of Statistics demand function to estimate the overall… CONTINUE READING

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