Cigarette Pricing Lowest in Black Neighborhoods: 2010–2012
This brief examines how cigarette pricing differs by the racial/ethnic composition of neighborhoods where cigarettes are sold in the United States. The analyses are based on data collected from 2010 to 2012 from 6,998 retail stores in a nationally representative sample of 468 public middle and high school enrollment areas. This brief shows that cigarette pack prices vary with the racial/ethnic compositions of the neighborhoods where cigarettes are sold.
Topics: Cost-effectiveness / Tax levels and structure / Tobacco taxes revenues / Impact on demand / Economic impact of tobacco control / Tax avoidance and evasion / Tax and price / Impact on the poor / Jobs and productivity
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