Increasing tobacco taxes benefits the poor
Publication Source

Centro de Investigación Económica y Presupuestaria, A.C.

Policy brief
The Americas
Economy status
Upper-middle-income economies

Every year, 43,000 people in Mexico die from diseases related to tobacco consumption. Taxing tobacco is the most effective public policy to reduce tobacco consumption. What’s more, increasing cigarette prices through taxes brings greater benefits to the poorest households and the country’s tax collection as a whole.