Accelerating Progress on Effective Tobacco Tax Policies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This report was produced by the research team at the Institute of Economic Sciences (IES). The purpose of this report is to discuss the research from seven Southeastern European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia). Consumption of tobacco products imposes a significant economic and health burden on a society. Research evidence collected around the world shows that effective tobacco taxation systems can reduce the negative effects of tobacco consumption, decrease prevalence rates, and increase government revenues.

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