Frank Chaloupka, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
William Evans, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Matthew Farrelly, Ph.D., Research Triangle Institute, John Tauras, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Over the past few years, all but a few states and several communities have adopted substantial increases in cigarette and other tobacco product excise taxes.
These tax increases have raised many questions about their role in reducing the health and other consequences of tobacco use; the impact of increased cigarette smuggling and other tax evasion activities on cigarette tax revenues; their economic impact; and their impact on smoking behaviors (particularly in high-risk populations such as youth, young adults, and pregnant women).
During the last ten years, SAPRP has funded 24 studies examining a variety of issues related to cigarette and other tobacco product taxation and pricing.