The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Pakistan (Report)

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

Location(s): Asia, Pakistan

Content Type: Report

Topic(s): Cessation, Economic impacts of tobacco control, Health consequences, Impact on demand, Prevalence and consumption, Supply-side issues and interventions, Tax and price, Tax levels and structure, Tobacco use, Youth access

Authors(s): Shahid Javed Burki, Aisha G. Pasha, Hafiz A. Pasha, Rijo M. John, Ph.D, Rajeev Cherukupalli, Aftab Anwar Baloch, Ghulam Nabi Kamboh, Frank J. Chaloupka, Ph.D.