Mackinac Center Experts Show Cigarette Tax Increase is Counterproductive

Michael LaFaive and Todd Nesbit, Ph.D. cited in media

The May 8th edition of the Providence Journal features an article written by Director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative Michael LaFaive and Board of Scholars member Todd Nesbit, Ph.D.

The experts show how smokers turn to lower-cost alternatives when the price of cigarettes increase.

LaFaive and Nesbit show smuggling rates among all states in a statistacal analysis found here. Their research was cited in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Daily Caller, Heartland, and Seattle Weekly News.

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