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A Comprehensive Pricing Strategy For Tobacco Products

A significant body of research evidence from around the world shows that the most effective intervention to reduce tobacco use is to increase tobacco prices through tobacco tax increases.   On average, a 10% increase in price leads to a 4% drop in total consumption, with half the decrease due to continuing smokers smoking fewer cigarettes and half due to smokers quitting and youth not starting.


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