Skip to comments.MICHIGAN SMOKERS' CONTRIBUTION TO THE STATE ECONOMY - 2001
Posted on 08/02/2002 3:50:23 AM PDT by SheLion
Michigan smokers comprise only 24.2% of the adult population in the state. Here is what they already pay because they choose to buy a legal product:
Smokers Pay Excise Taxes
Smokers Pay Sales Taxes
Smokers Pay Tobacco Settlement Payments
Smokers Economic/Tax Profile
Michigan smokers median income 2000
Median Income Smoker Michigan State Tax Liability
Annual state income tax liability for a couple
Annual state income tax liability for a couple with two children
Smoker Excise Tax/Sales Tax/Tobacco Settlement Payments Liability Total average paid per Michigan smoker in excise and sales taxes
Cost per Michigan smoker for settlement payments to Michigan
Total annual payment to Michigan per smoker
Michigan Smoker Facts
Michigan smoker payments were seven times larger than state excise taxes on alcoholic beverages in 2001 ($136.6 million), and nearly as large (90%) as Michigans motor fuels tax collections ($1.1 million).
The total amount paid by smokers in Michigan could fund 2001 expenditures for:
The State Police ($405.9 million) AND the Department of Environmental Quality ($403 million)
The Judiciary ($236.9 million) AND Agriculture ($98.5 million) AND support for local public health services ($41 million).
In 1997, smokers supported 10,767 jobs that paid an additional $19,646,310 to the state in personal income and corporation taxes.
TOTAL SMOKER CIGARETTE PAYMENTS TO MICHIGAN
Per year: $965,547,885
Per day: $ 2,643,526
Per hour: $ 110,147
Per minute: $ 1,836
Per second: $ 31
CIGARETTES DONT PAY TAXES MICHIGAN SMOKERS DO!!
Michigan Data Sources
Total packs sold = 728,503,000 (Orzechowski & Walker from Michigan Department of Revenue).
Excise taxes paid= Orzechowski & Walker from Michigan Department of Revenue packs sold.
Sales taxes paid = packs sold multiplied by sales tax rate (6% or $.22 per pack).
Settlement payment amount from Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.
Number of smokers (1,777,371)= Census Bureau 2000 Michigan 18+ population (9,938,444) multiplied by CDCs 2000 percent of adults who are smokers (24.2).
Total paid per smoker excise & sales taxes = total excise and sales taxes paid ($706,647,885) divided by number of smokers (1,777,371).
Total paid per smoker for settlement payments = settlement payments amount divided by number of smokers.
Smokers median income per CDCs Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2000, public use data.
State annual income tax liability from PayBreeze software of General Programming, Inc., San Jose, California, which utilizes the Exact Calculation Method.
Michigan smoker facts from Tax and Budget Comparisons are from U.S. Census Bureau and the Michigan Office of the State Budget, Fiscal Year 2002 Executive Budget, online at Here
Jobs created and personal/corporate income tax paid from American Economics Group, Inc.,
The U.S. Tobacco Industry in 1997: Its Economic Impact in the States.
Isn't technology a wonderful thing?
It sure is! See why the states are hooked on cigarette taxes??? It's appalling.
Surely, your trying to be cute here.......smokers pay MORE then their fair share of medical costs.
Lost productivity? Surely you jest.
This is supposed to be a free country, in actuality it is a stealth communist country.
That is not hyperbole, I believe it in my heart of hearts.
A) I do not believe in nor ask for socialized medicine. I expect my the medical industry to turn a PROFIT for whatever care I recieve.
B) I am not a slave, my 'productivity' is MY OWN BUSINESS.
C) Whatever problem you have with your insurance company is between you and them.
D) How does my smoking 'cost' taxpayers?
E) If my smoking 'costs' my employer - that is between him and I.
F) You need to do some philosophical housecleaning, your head is filled with a communist ideology.
Alot less than they are taxing smokers.
In Maine, they go between $44 and $50 dollars a carton. Talk about a PRICE up! It's immoral!
I was PRAYING that someone would flame this jerk. THANK you!
This guy is WAY off the wall! Not to mention down right nasty.
Thanks, Great Dane. I wish the rest would come in and flame his butt! Talk about a POMPOUS ASS!!!!
mewzilla signed up 2000-04-25.
If I'm costing my employer productivity I don't think that I'd have a job very long.
I pay for my own medical coverage and my own health insurance. I haven't needed to go see a dovtor for anything other than a checkup since 1994.
mewzilla, if you're so sure that it is costing more than the govts are taxing, find the figures and show us. Most of the time when we make a statement we bring corroborating evidence to back it up.
Also, when there are overweight smoking people, it is the weight causing the problems. No one ever got diabetes from smoking, etc...
Get the facts, read both sides of the story at FACTS
Don't be a sheeple, think for yourself!
Worried about second hand smoke? Then NEVER go near a wood burning stove or traffic exhaust again!!!
I do have a devious mind........ I am beginning to think that all these newbie's are invited by the old anti's, or they are the same ones with different names. :-}
Far less than scare-mongering, hyperbolic, hystericial people such as yourself.
It's people like you who caused and cheered on the anti-smoking nazis. Amongst other things, they have cost society:- freedom, sanity, charity, truth, accommodation of others and equality.
And, apart from that, they've cost the smokers of Michigan an extra $965 million p.a. and me two minutes of my life responding to your tripe!
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