Relevant Population CharacteristicsThe IOM^1^ has concluded that the effectiveness of '''cigarette excise tax increases''' in reducing smoking-related death and disease can be increased when combined with other evidence-based interventions of a comprehensive tobacco control program, including '''smoke-free policies''' and '''media campaigns'''.
The New Jersey '''Smoke-Free Air Act'''^2^ has generally prohibited smoking in any indoor public place or work place since 2006. New Jersey's '''excise tax''' of $2.70 per pack of cigarettes currently ranks 11th in the nation^3^.
1. [https://www.nap.edu/catalog/11795/ending-the-tobacco-problem-a-blueprint-for-the-nation Institute of Medicine, 2007. Ending the tobacco problem: A blueprint for the nation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.] [[br]]
2. P. L. 2005, Chapter 383, N.J.S. 26:3D-55 et seq.[[br]]
3. [https://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/tobacco/reports-resources/slati/appendix-c.html American Lung Association: Current State Cigarette Tax Rates.] [last accessed on 1/28/20]