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Br Med Bull. 1996 Jan;52(1):132-42.

Price and consumption of tobacco.

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MRC Epidemiology and Medical Care Unit, Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

Progressive increases in cigarette tax rates provide a powerful contribution to policy for reducing cigarette consumption and generate extra government revenue. The policy has been most effective in groups for whom health publicity effects have been least so, but special provision may be necessary to avoid hardship to poor families.

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