Fact Sheet: Tobacco Taxes in Pakistan
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.
Topics: Cost-effectiveness / Economic impact of tobacco control / Impact on demand / Impact on the poor / Jobs and productivity / Tax and price / Tax avoidance and evasion / Tax levels and structure / Tobacco taxes revenues
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