Increasing the Tobacco Tax Rate in Vietnam is Not Enough: Tobacco Tax Structures Need Reforms Too

In Vietnam in particular, conclusions can be drawn from the data that cigarettes and cigars have become increasingly affordable between the 2006-2016 time period. Thus, it has been recommended by international guidelines that tobacco products need to become less affordable to reduce their demand overtime. This policy brief discusses the different tax structures, how they vary, and, most importantly, how they affect the affordability of cigarettes and cigars in Vietnam.