Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: Excise taxes on tobacco can save lives, reduce poverty, and increase domestic resources for financing development, although this tobacco control measure is larger underutilized, especially in LMICs
Key facts and stats: A 50% increase in cigarette prices will yield a 30-40% decrease in tobacco consumption among the poor
Notes: This report would be particularly useful for advocating for ODA specifically related to domestic resource mobilization
Main focus: Taxation
Other topics addressed: poverty; farming; illicit tobacco flows
Source: World Bank
Year: 2017

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