Overall Score, 2020
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Zambia does not score well compared to the average score of countries in its region, income group, or the global average. Zambia would benefit from making significant improvements to its cigarette tax system.
Zambia scores well in the tax structure component, but would benefit from increasing cigarette price, reducing affordability over time, and increasing the tax share.
Scores Over Time
Zambia's overall scores fluctuated between 2014 and 2020. In that time, the tax structure became more effective, while cigarette prices fluctuated.