Excise or "sin" taxes are one strategy or type of

 Excise or “sin” taxes are one strategy or type of intervention used by Public Health professionals to reduce tobacco initiation and/or use.  In the video, you learned about some of the general “pros” and “cons” of using excise or “sin” taxes to address major health issues.  Now, I want you to think critically about excise or “sin” taxes as a means of reducing vaping/e-cigarette use among adolescents and young people.  In particular:

  • List one specific way in which excise or “sin” taxes could help to reduce vaping/e-cigarette use among adolescents and young people.
  • Describe one potential concern of using excise or “sin” taxes to reduce vaping/e-cigarette use among adolescents and young people.
  • Describe one additional strategy beyond excise or “sin” taxes that Public Health professionals could use to reduce vaping/e-cigarette initiation and/or use among adolescents/young people (i.e., an intervention or program, policies, etc.).
 

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