Accelerating effective tobacco taxes in Argentina: Fiscal and productive aspects
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Policy brief
The Americas
Economy status
Upper-middle-income economies

Argentina has come a long way over the last few decades with a comprehensive policy on controlling and preventing the demand for cigarettes, including taxation, smoking bans in public places, raising awareness of health impacts, and introducing limitations in advertising, among other initiatives. However, although the percentage of smokers among people older than 15 years has decreased, tobacco remains the leading factor in deaths due to cardiovascular problems in the country.