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Table 2 Effects of health taxes on cigarette (betel nut) consumption and tax revenues

From: The synergistic effect of cigarette taxes on the consumption of cigarettes, alcohol and betel nuts

Effect on Change in price (%) Change in consumption (%) Change in Consumption (million packs/million kg) Cigarette or betel nut use elasticities relative to medical costs* Medical cost savings (%)
Tax scenarios: Additional Health tax of NT$10
Cigarettes 41.47 -27.22 -609.8 0.5885 16.01
Alcohol - -7.50 -51.13 - -
Betel nuts - -20.07 -33.13 0.0443 0.89
  1. * All values are quoted from the estimates of Lee (2004) [47].
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