New Study on Roll-Your-Own Cigarettes
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Researchers from the CDC and the
Oregon Health Authority are authors of a peer-reviewed article on
federal and state revenue losses that have resulted from smokers making their
own cigarettes using pipe tobacco instead of roll-your-own tobacco. This
practice results in lost revenue since pipe tobacco is taxed at a lower rate
than roll-your-own. The study provides federal and state-specific estimates of
revenues lost from April 2009 - August 2011.
The article, "Fiscal and
Policy Implications of Selling Pipe Tobacco for Roll-Your-Own Cigarettes in the
United States,” has been published by the online peer-reviewed
journal, PLoS ONE and available at http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0036487.
Source: CDC, Office on Smoking and