2009/03/22

Cigarette Taxation

Cigarettes are an important source of tax revenue in many localities. This has historically been an impediment for health groups trying to discourage cigarette smoking, when governments seek to maximize tax revenues. Moreover, some countries have a state cigarette monopoly, which has the same effect on the attitude of government officials outside the health field.In the United States partly determine the rate of cigarette taxes, where the states and tobacco is a farm products tend to least.It cigarette tax has been shown that the higher prices to discourage smoking cigarettes. Every 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes reduced youth smoking by about seven percent and overall cigarette consumption by about four percent.Thus increased cigarette taxes are proposed as a means of reducing smoking.Many people in Britain now illegally import cigarettes due to the increased tax. A package is less than half price in all other countries, thus, illegal importers a big profit, while still providing very cheap cigarettes. The average price for 20 legal cigarettes is £ 5.20, while imported goods are sold in packs for less than £ 3; this is due to extremely taxation.

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Isabela Mayer комментирует...

Tobacco has a multitude of effects on your body. It will cause your blood pressure to spike and to thin it. That can also have a possibility to lead to clotting later on in life. There are also cancer causing carcinogens in the nicotine which causes cancer. Tobacco will have a lot of effect on your teeth. It will stain your teeth yellow and give you bad breath. More here ...