Effective Tobacco Taxes in Latin America: Obstacles and Recommendations Based on National Experiences

This report was written by the South American Network on Applied Economics/Red Sur for the project “Tobacco taxes in Latin America.” The report examines the state of tobacco taxation in various countries across Latin America and the effects on health, revenue, and illicit trade. The report draws on studies across several countries and studies around cigarette tax structures across the region and the effects they have on cigarette consumption. The report recommends that countries in Latin America institute higher excise taxation on tobacco products in order to curb illicit trade, improve health, and collect greater revenue based on consistent data from multiple countries. A corresponding policy brief can be found here.

 

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