Accelerating Effective Tobacco Taxes in Mexico: Tax Policy and Health Costs

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 tobacco tax structure and public health initiatives in Mexico. The brief presents the main findings and policy recommendations developed from a background study by Ethos, Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas. The brief recommends increasing excise taxes on tobacco at a rate higher than inflation and allocating additional resources and revenue gained from excise tax increases into public health programs.

 

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