Local Cigarette Taxes: Improving Public Health and Investing in the Community


This report reveals how several American cities have raised cigarette taxes as a public health measure and to generate local revenue for cash-strapped programs.Philadelphia cigarette tax would provide a local, recurring source of revenue for the school district. The City has requested authorization from the General Assembly to add a $2 per pack tax on cigarettes sold in the city to raise an estimated $70-$90 million for its public schools.