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Taxation in Bloomberg priority countries

Taxation of Cigarettes in the Bloomberg Initiative Countries: Overview of Policy Issues and Proposals for Reform (2009)
"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

A Modern Economic View of Tobacco Taxation (2008)
"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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Cigarette affordability

An Analysis of Cigarette Affordability (2008)
"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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Pakistan

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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Bangladesh

The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Bangladesh (2012)
"Taxing all cigarette brands at a specific tax rate of 34 taka per 10 sticks (70% of retail price) could lead nearly 7 million current smokers to quit and prevent 7 million youth from initiating smoking, preventing 6 million premature deaths and raising additional excise revenues of 15.1 billion taka (US$ 200 million).

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)."

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China

Tobacco Taxation and Its Potential Impact in China (2008)
"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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Indonesia

Tobacco Economics in Indonesia (2008)
"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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Russia

Economics of Tobacco Taxation in Russia (2008)

"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"

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Viet Nam

Tobacco Taxation in Vietnam (2010)

"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."

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Egypt

The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Egypt (2010)

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India

The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in India (2010)

"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."   

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 Mexico

The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Mexico (2010)

"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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Turkey

The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Turkey (2010)
 
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Ukraine

Economics of Tobacco Taxation in Ukraine (2009)
"If tax represents 70 percent of the retail price, the number of smokers would decline by almost 2 million, and about 1 million tobacco-related deaths would be avoided. At the same time, the government would collect an additional UAH 5.8 billion (US$ 1.2 billion) in excise tax revenue per year."

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Poland

The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Poland (2011) Download PDF: ENGLISH | POLISH
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