Meaningful Reform or Wasted Effort: The Effect of Taxes on Cigarette Consumption 1985-1995

This essay, written as part of an Applied Statistics class, uses public data and basic statistical methods to see if there was an effect on the number of people (especially young people) who smoked when local governments and states decided to raise taxes on tobacco products in order to decrease the number of users. This essay looks at the data to see if the efforts were a success or a wasted effort.

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