Issue Brief

No. 717

Increasing the Federal Cigarette Tax: A Means of Reducing Consumption?
April 3, 1998

Authors

Lauren Tran & Richard Hegner

Summary

This issue brief probes the economic issues associated with tobacco and cigarettes. It examines the possible effectiveness of a tax increase as a strategy to reduce cigarette consumption, especially among young people, and the likely ramifications of a tax increase for the tobacco industry.

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