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Evaluating the Impact of Changing Mississippi’s Tobacco Tax

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  • Myles, Albert E.
  • Allen, Albert J.

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A multiple regression was performed on 37 years of data to determine the impact of raising the tobacco tax on cigarettes by $.24 per pack on cigarette sales in Mississippi. The t-statistic for the slope was significant at the .05 critical alpha level, t(29) =1.69 and p=.05. Thus, we conclude that there is a positive significant relationship between taxes and sales volume. Further, about 91 of the variability in sales volume could be explained by the demand model.

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  • Myles, Albert E. & Allen, Albert J., 2009. "Evaluating the Impact of Changing Mississippi’s Tobacco Tax," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 46855, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
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    1. Farrelly, Matthew C. & Pechacek, Terry F. & Chaloupka, Frank J., 2003. "The impact of tobacco control program expenditures on aggregate cigarette sales: 1981-2000," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(5), pages 843-859, September.
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