Differential Taxes for Differential Risks—Toward Reduced Harm from Nicotine-Yielding Products
Our Perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine calls for differential taxes on cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other nicotine-yielding products based on their level of risk. Such a move could hasten reductions in cigarette use and, ultimately, the disease and deaths it causes.
Topics: Economic consequences / Economic impact of tobacco control / Health care costs / Impact on demand / Impact on the poor / Industry pricing / Tax and price / Tax avoidance and evasion / Tobacco taxes revenues / Tobacco use / Youth access
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