• About 8 million people die each year from tobacco-related diseases, accounting for 13 percent of deaths worldwide.

  • Tobacco use is concentrated among the poor and other vulnerable groups, and accounts for a significant share of the health disparities between the rich and poor.


Cigarette Tax Scorecard

The 2nd edition of the Tobacconomics Cigarette Tax Scorecard scores cigarette tax policy performance in 160 countries on a five-point scale using data from the World Health Organization’s biennial Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, providing policy makers with an actionable assessment of their country’s cigarette tax policy.

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