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Higher tobacco tax, fewer cigarettes consumed
Publication Source

Tobacconomics

Policy brief
Metadata
Region
Eastern Mediterranean
Economy status
Lower-middle-income economies
Abstract

Global evidence shows that tobacco taxation is a very effective policy option to prevent tobacco-induced diseases and deaths. Tobacco taxation, which raises the tobacco products’ prices for consumers, helps reduce tobacco consumption, keeps potential tobacco consumers from taking up smoking, and leads current tobacco consumers
to quit.