Tobacco Taxation Can Reduce Tobacco Consumption and Help Achieve Sustainable Development Goals
An extensive body of research shows that significantly increasing the taxes and prices of tobacco products is the most effective way to reduce tobacco use and its devastating health consequences. This policy brief examines the impact of tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries, and the need for significant increases in tobacco taxes in order to achieve both an overall reduction in tobacco use and broader gains in reversing tobacco's impact on sustainable development goals. These goals are focused on tobacco's impact on health, poverty, hunger, education, inequalities, and responsible consumption and production.
Tobacconomics published a blog about this brief.
Content Type: Policy Brief
Topic(s): Economic consequences, Economic impacts of tobacco control, Health consequences, Healthcare costs, Impact on demand, Impact on the poor, Industry globalization, Prevalence and consumption, Supply-side issues and interventions, Tax and price, Tax levels and structure, Tobacco taxes revenues, Tobacco use
Authors(s): Frank J. Chaloupka, Ph.D.