Comparing Excise Taxes on Cigarettes, Beer and Wine
Alabama Smokers’ Contributions
In 2001, Alabama smokers comprised only 23.8%1 of the adult population in the state. Here is what they already pay because they choose to buy a legal product:
Smokers’ Economic/Tax Profile 2001
45.5% of Alabama smokers had household income LESS THAN $25,000
ONLY 8.6% of Alabama smokers had household income EQUAL TO or GREATER THAN $75,000
The impact of smoker payments on the incomes of working families was more than THREE TIMES the impact on higher income smokers. Those who can afford it least pay a disproportionate percentage of their hard-earned income in smoker payments.
Alabama Smoker Facts 5
CIGARETTES DON’T PAY TAXES –
ALABAMA SMOKERS DO!!
$373,548,268 has been paid to Alabama since the Master Settlement Agreement was signed on November 23, 1998.
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