Drops in youth smoking when cig tax increase 04 11

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Drops in youth smoking when cig tax increase 04 11

  1. 1. Youth Smoking Prevalence in Maine 1993-2009 45 Teen smoking drops 40 by more than 20% 39% 38% 35 Maine increases Maine increases 33% cigarette tax by $.37 31% cigarette tax by $.26 30 25% Teen smoking drops 25 by 12.5% 21% 20 18% Teen smoking drops 16% 15 by 16% 14% 10 Maine increases cigarette tax by $1.00 5 0 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010Data courtesy of YRBSS, 2009.

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