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Higher Tobacco Prices and Taxes in South East Asia: An Effective Tool to Reduce Tobacco Use, Save Lives and Generate Revenue

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  • Guindon, G. Emmanuel
  • Perucic, Anne-Marie
  • Boisclair, David

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This report summarises the health consequences and costs associated with tobacco use. It review price trends in government tobacco tax revenues and how tobacco products are currently taxed in these countries. The third section examines the demand for tobacco products in south-east Asian countries. A literature review on the demand for tobacco products in developing countries is sollowed by new analysis using time series and household-level data. The revenue-generating potential of tobacco taxes in south-east Asian countries is discusses. Finally, the report discusses contraband trade in tobacco products in south-east Asia, with emphasis on the industry's alleged role in smuggling.

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Paper provided by Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, UC San Francisco in its series University of California at San Francisco, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education with number qt1t41d7kz.

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Date of creation: 20 Jun 2004
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Handle: RePEc:cdl:ctcres:qt1t41d7kz

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Keywords: South East Asia; economics of tobacco; tobacco pricing; price elasticity; Bangladesh; India; Indonesia; Maldives; Nepal; Thailand; Sri Lanka; FCTC;

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  1. Constantin Ogloblin & Gregory Brock, 2003. "Smoking in Russia: The ‘Marlboro Man’ Rides but Without ‘Virginia Slims’ for Now," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 45(1), pages 87-103, March.
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  1. G. Emmanuel Guindon & Arindam Nandi & Frank J. Chaloupka, IV & Prabhat Jha, 2011. "Socioeconomic Differences in the Impact of Smoking Tobacco and Alcohol Prices on Smoking in India," NBER Working Papers 17580, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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