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Tax and pricing policies

Increases in tobacco product excise taxes are effective at raising tobacco prices, but people can avoid higher tobacco prices by buying online, on Native American reservations, or in lower tax jurisdictions; switching to cheaper brands/products; reducing spending on other goods/services to maintain tobacco use; or taking advantage of industry promotions that reduce tobacco product prices. Research on tax and pricing policies informs and addresses ways to close these loopholes.

Current Projects

Monitoring and Assessing the Impact of Tax and Price Policies on U.S. Tobacco Use

ASPiRE: Advancing Science and Policy in the Retail Environment
Also listed under: Tobacco industry marketing and promotion