Tobacco Taxes in Pakistan (Fact Sheet)

High rates of tobacco use impose a large health and economic burden in Pakistan. One of the most effective ways to reduce tobacco use in Pakistan is to raise the price of tobacco products through excise tax increases. This fact sheet is drawn from our paper "The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Pakistan." It describes what we currently know about tobacco tax in Pakistan — from tax structure to information about the tobacco sector in Pakistan. Recommendations for implementing a tobacco tax are given.

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May 2014

Location(s): Asia, Pakistan

Content Type: Fact sheet

Topic(s): Cessation, Economic impacts of tobacco control, Health consequences, Impact on demand, Prevalence and consumption, Supply-side issues and interventions, Tax and price, Tax levels and structure, Tobacco use, Youth access

Authors(s): Shahid Javed Burki, Aisha G. Pasha, Hafiz A. Pasha, Rijo M. John, Ph.D, Rajeev Cherukupalli, Aftab Anwar Baloch, Ghulam Nabi Kamboh, Frank J. Chaloupka, Ph.D.