Accelerating Progress on Effective Tobacco Tax Policies in Montenegro

The smoking prevalence in Montenegro has increased by 5% overall from 2012-2017, with an additional increase in youth estimated to be 18.7%. This policy brief examines research conducted by the Institute for Socio-Economic Analysis (ISEA), which found that an increase in tobacco excise taxes in Montenegro would cause a significant decrease in consumption of tobacco products, and increase government revenues. The brief concludes with a list of recommendations based on the findings from their research related to tobacco taxation.