Increasing tobacco taxes are proven to be an effective way to prevent youth from smoking and help adults quit. We are working across the country to save more lives by passing regular and significant tax increases on all tobacco products.
The economic model developed jointly by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (TFK), the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), and Tobacconomics (a program of the University of Illinois at Chicago) projects the increase in state revenues, public health benefits, and health care cost savings resulting from increases in state cigarette tax rates.
An increase in the federal cigarette excise tax of 94 cents per pack and a proportional tax increase on other tobacco products have been proposed. These tax increases would produce significant public health benefits and health care cost savings for the country.
This report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and partners provides estimates of the public health, educational, social, and financial benefits for each state and the United States as a whole of the President’s proposal to increase the federal tobacco tax.