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New Jersey Menthol Cigarette Ban: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares New Jersey’s proposed ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes (Assembly Bill 1989) would reduce excise and sales tax collections by as much as $243 million per year. Despite the significant revenue loss, smoking rates are unlikely to decline. New Jersey should look to the recent Massachusetts experiment to see what to expect

Cigarette Taxes in the EU

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares To ensure the functioning of its internal market, the European Union (EU) sets a minimum excise duty on cigarettes. It consists of a specific component and an ad valorem component, resulting in a minimum overall excise duty of €1.80 (US $2.13) per 20-cigarette pack and 60 percent of an EU country’s weighted average retail

FDA Ban on Menthol Cigarettes: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Tax Foundation respectfully submits comment on the state tax and revenue implications of the proposed tobacco product standard for menthol in cigarettes. Alongside the intended consequence of limiting sales of menthol cigarettes, menthol cigarette prohibition will have a significant impact on state revenue collections, in excess of the losses associated with individuals

Menthol Ban Could Reduce Revenues, with Few Health Benefits

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled long-anticipated proposed regulations banning the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, part of ongoing efforts to support smoking cessation. Critics doubt, however, whether banning mentholated cigarettes will reduce smoking or instead simply channel menthol smokers toward other tobacco products—or smuggled menthols. And states

Colorado Flavored Tobacco Ban Tax Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A bill that would prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products, HB22-1064, is moving through the Colorado legislature, which undoubtedly would have a significant impact on the revenue from taxes levied on those products. Flavored tobacco and nicotine products make up a significant portion of the market: over 20 percent of

No Impact on New England Sales

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Earlier this month, JAMA Internal Medicine published a study about the impact of banning flavored tobacco products in Massachusetts. The study found, not surprisingly, that the sale of flavored tobacco decreased following the ban. By comparing sales in Massachusetts with sales across 27 other states, the authors observed that sales had decreased more

Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings: Excessive tax rates on cigarettes in some states induce substantial black and gray market movement of tobacco products into high-tax states from low-tax states or foreign sources. New York has the highest inbound smuggling activity, with an estimated 52.2 percent of cigarettes consumed in the state deriving from smuggled sources in

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