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Page 176 6 TOBACCO TAXATION IN THE UNITED STATES CONTENTS Tobacco Taxes in the United States 177 Federal Tobacco Taxes 177 State and Local Tobacco Taxes 178 Trends in Cigarette Prices, Taxes, and Affordability 180 Trends in Cigarette Tax Revenues and Sales 182 Tax Rates in Other Industrialized Countries 184 Effect of Excise Taxes on Consumption 185 The Canadian Experience 186 Adolescents' Sensitivity to Price 187 Arguments for and Against Higher Tobacco Taxes 190 Conclusions and Recommendations 192 References 193