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TU-17.1 Data Details

TU-17.1 Increase the Federal and State tax on cigarettes

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation System (STATE); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC/NCCDPHP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
number 
Baseline (Year)
0 (2010)
Target
52
Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Numerator
Number of States, D C , and the Federal government that increased tax on cigarettes by $1.50 over the decade.
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

For the purpose of measuring this indicator, federal is counted as the 52nd 'state'. Also, measurement is counted as of January 1st for each year.

On April 1, 2009, the largest Federal excise tax increase in history went into effect, increasing the excise tax on cigarettes from 39 cents to $1.01 per pack. This increase brought the combined Federal and average state excise tax for cigarettes above $2.00 per pack.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
HP2010 objective 27-21a measured the mean combined Federal and State tax on cigarettes based on excise taxes on the retail price on a pack of 20 cigarettes in all 50 states and DC (based on full priced brands). For HP2020 the objective was modified to count the number of states, DC and the Federal government that have increased tax on cigaretted by $1.50 over the HP2020 tracking period.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2000.