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In new research, Professor Vishal Singh demonstrates how taxes on nicotine consumption may have negative consequences for public health

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Excerpt from The Economic Times -- "'However, while taxes are the most effective technique reducing smoking rates, we find that this tool has a significant downside,' said Vishal Singh, from New York University. 'Because cigarette taxes are currently applied at the per pack level and without regard to nicotine levels, consumers may respond to increasing cigarette taxes by switching to higher nicotine products,' Singh said."

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