Tobacco Taxes are Good for Health and Good for Public Finance: Global and Regional Evidence

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.