Tobacco Product Taxation: An Analysis of State Tax Schemes Nationwide, Selected Years, 2005–2014

This chartbook documents how states have changed their tax rates and structures for tobacco products from 2005 to 2014—a critical decade for emerging tobacco products and tax strategies. It includes a national overview, highlights notable trends and opportunities, and provides detailed state profiles and data comparing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These data are critical for understanding how tax approaches affect demand and consumption and for informing the tobacco control community, policymakers, future studies, and ongoing public health debates.

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Additional Resources

  • Taxation Fact Sheets

  • State Profiles

  • Companion Slides

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  • Source Data and Code Book

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August 2015

Authors:
Camille K. Gourdet
Jamie F. Chriqui
Julien Leider
Hillary DeLong
Colin Goodman
Frank J. Chaloupka