Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

Even as the use of traditional cigarettes and most other tobacco products dipped or stayed the same from 2013 to 2014, the use of e-cigarettes climbed among students in high school and middle school.

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Legislators Considering Bills to Raise Tobacco Taxes

It looks like there is some consensus on raising taxes on tobacco¬†and especially cigarettes, but by what amount is very much in debate. Mike Nowatzki breaks down the various bills and proposed tax increases.  

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Higher Taxes (Price) Equals Less Consumption

Raising taxes (i.e. prices) on cigarettes will result in decreased consumption, but a modestly surprising additional effect is a corollary decrease in beer and liquor consumption.

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