Federal and State Cigarette Excise Taxes -- United States, 1995-2009

May 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/22/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 19, p524
The article reports on the changes made in the state and federal cigarette excise taxes in the U.S. from 1995 to 2009. It discusses how the tax increases affected the cigarette prices, tobacco consumption and number of tobacco-related deaths. Implementation of other tobacco control programs to help Healthy People 2010 (HP2010) achieve its goal of reducing smoking-attributable death and disease is recommended.


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