Economic and Health Effects of a State Cigarette Excise Tax Increase in California
The Coalition for a Healthy California is sponsoring a comprehensive statewide ballot initiative to raise the tobacco excise tax by $2.60 per pack of cigarettes in order to provide funding to qualified hospitals for emergency services, nursing education, and health insurance to eligible children. This paper uses the best possible science to estimate the effect of a new tax on cigarette comsuption, adult and youth smoking rates, tax revenues, and long term health outcomes. The additional tax would raise the average price of cigarettes to $6.55 per pack.
|Date of creation:||26 May 2006|
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.escholarship.org/repec/ctcre/|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cdl:ctcres:qt5pq0j4bz. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Lisa Schiff)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.