Tobacco Taxes are Good for Health and Good for Public Finance: Global and Regional Evidence (Presentation)
This presentation was given by Frank J. Chaloupka at the Latin American Network on Tobacco Tax Policy for Tobacco Control in Washington, DC on February 5, 2018. The economic impact of higher tobacco taxes on tobacco use, cessation for youths and adults, and tax revenues was discussed. In addition, the positive impact of tax increases, such as a reduction in health care spending and overall improvement on health and productivity, was demonstrated.
Content Type: Slidedeck
Topic(s): Cessation, Cost-effectiveness, Economic consequences, Economic impacts of tobacco control, Health consequences, Healthcare costs, Impact on demand, Jobs and productivity, Prevalence and consumption, Smoke-free policies, Supply-side issues and interventions, Tax and price, Tax levels and structure, Tobacco taxes revenues, Tobacco use, Youth access
Authors(s): Frank J. Chaloupka, Ph.D.