The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Pakistan

A uniform specific tax that accounts for 70% of average cigarette price could reduce overall cigarette consumption by 7.5%, increase tax revenues by 27.2 billion Rupees, lead to over half a million users quitting and reduce premature deaths among current adult smokers by over 180,000, while also preventing 725,000 youth from taking up smoking.

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May 2014

Authors:
  • Shahid Javed Burki
  • Hafiz A. Pasha
  • Prabhat Jha
  • Ghulam Nabi Kamboh
  • Aisha G. Pasha
  • Rijo John
  • Aftab Anwar Baloch
  • Rajeev Cherukupalli
  • Frank J. Chaloupka