Potential effects on tobacco tax revenues of a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products
Publication Source


The Americas
Economy status
High-income economies

In recent years, state and local governments in the U.S. have implemented policies banning the sale of flavored tobacco products and/or flavored liquids used in vaping. Some of the policies are relatively comprehensive, with the most comprehensive banning the sale of all flavored products, including menthol cigarettes and mint/menthol flavored e-liquids. At the same time, policies banning the sale of flavored tobacco products have been implemented at the national level in a few countries, including Canada (following the implementation of provincial-level flavor bans in several provinces), Ethiopia, Senegal, and Uganda, while a growing number of
others have adopted but not yet implemented similar policies. Efforts to evaluate the effects of these policies
on prevalence, consumption, and sale of tobacco and vaping products are ongoing and new evidence is rapidly emerging.