Optimizing the Impact of Tax and Price Policies for Tobacco Control

This presentation was given by Frank Chaloupka at the NAAG Master Settlement Agreement Triennial Conference in Portland, Maine, on September 20, 2016. The presentation details the impact of tax and price on tobacco use. It also covers optimizing tobacco taxation, including:

  • curbing tax avoidance and evasion;
  • implementing pack markings, licensing, and enforcement;
  • addressing tribal sales;
  • prioritizing efforts to curb tax evasion;
  • tracking and tracing;
  • public education;
  • limiting the tobacco industry’s price-reducing promotions;
  • minimum pricing policies;
  • use of tax revenues; and
  • differential taxation.