Cigarette Cutback

Higher Prices Lower Use




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Research from the Medical University of Vienna found in a 30-year study that increasing prices for tobacco products by 5 percent reduced tobacco use by 3.5 percent.


This article appears in the January 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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