STOP Brief: “Tobacco Taxes Promote Equity”


A new brief from STOP discusses how tobacco makes inequality worse.

It cites research from Tobacconomics, at the University of Illinois Chicago, which “shows that tobacco taxes are an effective tool to promote equity because they reduce tobacco use, particularly among people with lower income”.

It also includes evidence indicating that tobacco taxes do not lead to substantial increases in illicit trade, countering an argument commonly used by the tobacco industry.

Read the brief at

Tobacco Taxes Promote Equity: Evidence from Around the Globe

See also the following TobaccoTactics resources:

And the related STOP resource: The Price We Pay: Six Industry Pricing Strategies That Undermine Life-Saving Tobacco Taxes

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