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How smokers have boosted state tax revenue during the pandemic

Mar 16, 2021
Some states got an unexpected bump from tobacco taxes. The number of people smoking has declined steadily, except in 2020.
A fair amount of money gained from "sin taxes" on products like tobacco helps fund antismoking campaigns.
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Study suggests taxes on e-cigarettes have an unintended consequence

Dec 31, 2019
A new NBER paper finds that taxes on e-cigarettes create barriers for adults looking to use e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking.
People take part in a rally at the steps of City Hall after New York City Council vote on legislation to ban flavored e-cigarettes on November 26, 2019.
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