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Taxation Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Use

December 02, 2019

Taxation Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Use (PDF)Increasing tobacco taxes in states is an effective method for encouraging cessation among youth. This brief outlines leading tobacco taxation strategies implemented by New York state, Washington, D.C., and Connecticut. Topics covered include effective strategies for passing tobacco tax policies, including bundling the policy within a larger package of tobacco-related bills, allowing communities and coalitions to champion advocacy efforts, and supporting implementation efforts.