The Effectiveness of Tax Policy Changes in Montenegro- Smoking Behavior by Socioeconomic Status
This policy brief was produced by the Institute of Socioeconomic Analysis in Montenegro and examines the impacts of higher taxes on tobacco products on smoking prevalence and government revenue. The research simulates the impact of the 2024 tobacco tax reforms according to the government excise calendar and finds that these reforms would lower smoking prevalence among the low- and middle-income households while also increasing government revenue by 11.3 percent.
Content Type: Policy Brief
Topic(s): Economic consequences, Economic impacts of tobacco control, Health consequences, Healthcare costs, Impact on demand, Impact on the poor, Prevalence and consumption, Tax and price, Tobacco taxes revenues, Tobacco use
Authors(s): Ana Mugoša, Ph.D., Mirjana Čizmović, Tanja Laković, Milenko Popović