Murray State University

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STUDY 2: Effects of Cigarette Taxes on Consumption

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Murray State University

Abstract

This paper examines the effects of an increased state cigarette tax on consumption. In particular, the paper examines whether or not increased taxes leads to a drop in the consumption of cigarettes. The paper also examines the impact of increasing taxes in one state and its affect on revenue in bordering states. To answer this question, I used data regarding cigarette consumption per capita by state, cigarette tax revenue by state, and state tax changes.

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STUDY 2: Effects of Cigarette Taxes on Consumption

This paper examines the effects of an increased state cigarette tax on consumption. In particular, the paper examines whether or not increased taxes leads to a drop in the consumption of cigarettes. The paper also examines the impact of increasing taxes in one state and its affect on revenue in bordering states. To answer this question, I used data regarding cigarette consumption per capita by state, cigarette tax revenue by state, and state tax changes.