The Impact of Tax Policy On Different Socioeconomic Groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina

This policy brief was produced by the University of Banja Luka, Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer Center and examines the impact higher tobacco taxes would have on smoking prevalence and government revenue. The policy brief notes that slow and gradual increases in tobacco excise taxes have not been enough to reduce tobacco consumption significantly. The policy brief recommends a 25 percent increase in the specific tax on tobacco products to reduce prevalence and increase government revenue.