How Much Cigarette Tax Avoidance Is There in the US? Different Estimates from Smoker Surveys and Physical Pack Collection Methods
State and Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) Meeting, September 2014
Surveys consistently reveal a substantially lower rate of cigarette tax avoidance than physical pack collections. We document and compare the avoidance rates from the two methods and explore potential explanations for differences in the findings.
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Topics: Tobacco use / Prevalence and consumption / Tax levels and structure / Tobacco taxes revenues / Health consequences / Impact on demand / Economic impact of tobacco control / Health care costs / Tax and price / Economic consequences
Topics: Cost-effectiveness / Tobacco use / Prevalence and consumption / Health consequences / Tobacco taxes revenues / Impact on demand / Health care costs / Tax avoidance and evasion / Economic impact of tobacco control / Economic consequences / Impact on the poor / Tax and price / Tobacco control policies and programs / Jobs and productivity
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