Cigarette Tax

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Cigarette Tax

  1. 1. Cigarette Tax Another epic battle between morals and the free market.
  2. 2. Cigarette Tax <ul><li>http://www.taxadmin.org/FTA/rate/cigarett.html </li></ul><ul><li>Cigarettes are taxed by the pack, meaning that for each pack of cigarettes you buy, you pay a certain amount. </li></ul><ul><li>Taxed by State governments. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>Decrease number of smokers </li></ul><ul><li>Force cigarettes to be healthier by taxing the nastier or heavier variants to a greater degree </li></ul><ul><li>Redirect money from the taxes into healthcare and anti-cigarette advertisement </li></ul><ul><li>http:// youtube.com/watch?v =xRHvZazd4IM </li></ul>
  4. 4. Externalities <ul><li>Shock to the economy via product removal </li></ul><ul><li>Cigarette companies </li></ul><ul><li>Mass loss of jobs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Economic Downsides <ul><li>Farmers of tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>Processors </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Firms </li></ul><ul><li>Retail stores </li></ul><ul><li>Medical profession </li></ul>
  6. 6. Moral Gain <ul><li>Health, addiction, and avoided death </li></ul><ul><li>Removal of a deadly vice </li></ul><ul><li>No more smokers, one day </li></ul>
  7. 7. Alternatives <ul><li>Total Free Market </li></ul><ul><li>Ban on product </li></ul><ul><li>Health wavers / “let them die policy” </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Do You Think? <ul><li>Is a tax on cigarettes a moral and effective way to drive down their usage by American citizens and are the negative effects that the products removal will have on the economy be worth it for the moral pay off? </li></ul>

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