Taxation in Bloomberg priority countries
"To reduce the demand for tobacco, excise tax increases and the resulting higher prices are a proven effective measure that governments can adopt as part of an overall strategy of tobacco control... Though consumption is reduced, government revenue increases."
Tobacco taxation overview
"Governments can raise significant revenue through cigarette taxes without placing a large net burden on the poor. Indeed, for most parameter values our calculations suggest that tobacco taxes are progressive."
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"Over the past decade a clear dichotomy has developed between developed and developing countries. Cigarettes are becoming less affordable in developed countries and much more affordable in developing countries."
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The Economics of Tobacco Tax and Tobacco Taxation in Pakistan(2013)
"A uniform specific tax that accounts for 70% of average cigarette price could reduce overalll cigarette consumption by 7.5%, increase tax revenues by 27.2 billion Rupees, lead to over half a million users quitting and reduce premature deaths among current adult users by over 180,000, while also preventing 725,000 youth from taking up smoking."
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Further, taxing all bidis at a specific tax rate of 4.95 taka per pack (40% of average prices) could lead 3.4 million adult bidi smokers to quit and prevent 3.5 million youth from initiating bidi smoking, preventing 2.5 million premature deaths and raising additional excise revenues of 7.2 billion taka (US$ 87.5 million)."
"An increase in the specific excise tax of RMB 1 on a pack of cigarettes would increase government revenue by RMB 64.9 billion (US$ 7.9 billion), save 3.4 million lives, reduce medical costs by RMB 2.68 billion (US$ 325 million) and generate a productivity gain of RMB 9.92 billion (US$ 1.2 billion) for the Chinese economy."
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"Implementing the maximum legally allowable tobacco tax rates could prevent between 1.7 and 4.0 million tobacco-related deaths among smokers and generate additional revenues of US$ 3.2 to 6.5 billion. Doubling the tobacco tax could increase employment by more than one quarter of a million jobs."
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"If Russia chooses to reach the level where tobacco tax represents 70 percent of the retail price, up to 2.7 million tobacco-related deaths among the Russian population can be avoided. Furthermore, the government would collect an additional RUB 153 billion (US$ 6 billion) in excise tax revenue per year"
"Introducing a specific tax of VND 1750 (US$ 0.11) per pack of 20 cigarettes, indexed to inflation, would raise an additional VND 4.3 trillion (US$ 268 million) in tax revenue annually and avert approximately 339,000 premature deaths."
"Raising bidi taxes to Rs 98 per 1000 sticks would add Rs 36.9 billion to tax revenues and prevent 15.5 million current and future smokers dying prematurely; increasing cigarette taxes to RS 3691 per 1000 sticks would further add Rs 146.3 billion to tax revenues and prevent 3.4 million premature deaths."
"Raising the specific excise tax component to 20 pesos per pack by 2013 would increase total tax inclusive of VAT to 75% of retail price, prevent nearly 1 million deaths, and raise excise tax revenues of over 41 billion pesosRaising the specific excise tax component to 20 pesos per pack by 2013 would increase total tax inclusive of VAT to 75% of retail price, prevent nearly 1 million deaths, and raise excise tax revenues of over 41 billion pesos."
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