Cigarette Pricing Differs by U.S. Neighborhoods

This brief describes and assesses how cigarette pricing varies by neighborhood race and ethnicity. The analyses are based on data collected in 2011 from 2,387 retail stores in a nationally representative sample of 157 communities where public middle and high school students live.

The data presented in this brief show that cigarette pack prices vary with the racial and ethnic compositions of the neighborhoods where they are sold.