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.

The Four Grading Components

Cigarette Price

The Scorecard uses the price of the most-sold brand in 2018 international dollars adjusted for purchasing power parity.

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Change in Cigarette Affordability

The Scorecard evaluates the trend in cigarette affordability in each country by using the average annual percentage change (AAPC) in affordability over the past six years.

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Tax Share

The Scorecard averages the scores of total tax share and excise tax share of price of the most-sold brand of cigarettes.

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Tax Structure

The Scorecard incorporates a comprehensive assessment of tax structure based on international guidelines for best practices.

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Cigarette Tax Scorecard

The Tobacconomics Cigarette Tax Scorecard scores cigarette tax policy performance in 160 countries on a five-point scale.

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