The Responsiveness Of Prevalence and Cigarette Consumption To Changes in Price And Income in North Macedonia

This policy brief was produced by Analytica in North Macedonia and examines the impact of higher tobacco taxes on smoking prevalence and consumption as well as government revenue. The research finds that higher taxes on tobacco products would reduce smoking prevalence and consumption while also increasing government revenue. In particular, the policy brief notes that cigarette prices need to increase faster than income to ensure that cigarettes become less affordable over time in order to decrease cigarette consumption in North Macedonia.