Accelerating Effective Tobacco Taxes in Mexico: Special Taxes, Consumption, Inequality, and Poverty

This Policy Brief was written by the South American Network on Applied Economics/Red Sur for the project “Tobacco Taxes in Latin America” examining the impacts tobacco taxes on reducing poverty and inequality. The brief presents the main findings and policy recommendations developed from a background study for Mexico, by Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (CIAD).  The brief recommends using the additional revenues from tobacco tax increases for food security among the poor to address poverty and inequality in Mexico.


A corresponding background country report in Spanish can be found here.