Role of Tobacco in Pakistan’s Economy: An Untold Reality

This policy brief is based on a research study by the Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC), Macroeconomic Impacts of Tobacco Use in Pakistan, which discusses Pakistan’s tobacco economy, economic linkages of the cigarette industry, the ripple effect of the industry on output, income, and employment generation, and the short-term losses and long-term gains of a tobacco free economy in Pakistan.