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Tobacco Pricing and Norms

In Philadelphia, a pack of cigarettes costs under $6, while prices exceed $8 in Chicago and $11 in New York City because of local taxes levied on top of federal and state taxes.

Price is a particularly strong predictor of smoking among youth and low-income populations. On average, for every 10% increase in the price of tobacco, there is a 2-4% decrease in use among the general population and a 4-6% decrease in use among youth and young adults.

Learn how increasing cigarette taxes can help to reduce the number of people who smoke.

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