taxes

Tobacco Industry Strategies Undermine Government Tax Policy: Evidence from Commercial Data

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Hiscock R, Branston JR, McNeill A, et al Tobacco industry strategies undermine government tax policy: evidence from commercial data Tobacco Control 2018;27:488-497.
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Objective: Taxation equitably reduces smoking, the leading cause of health inequalities. The tobacco industry (TI) can, however, undermine the public health gains realised from tobacco taxation through its pricing strategies. This study aims to examine contemporary TI pricing strategies in the UK and implications for tobacco tax policy.

Sugar, Tobacco, and Alcohol Taxes to Achieve the SDGs

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Marten, Robert et al. (2018). Sugar, tobacco, and alcohol taxes to achieve the SDGs. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31219-4
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More than a decade after the adoption of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, there is compelling evidence that raising tobacco prices substantially through taxation is the single most effective way to reduce tobacco use and save lives. Similarly, alcohol taxation is a cost-effective way to reduce alcohol consumption and harm. With growing evidence, sugar taxes are another fiscal tool to promote health and nutrition. Mexico's sugar

The Economic Impact of Changes in Alcohol Consumption in the UK

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Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), University of Strathclyde Business School
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The alcohol industry (both manufacturing and sales) is important to the UK Economy as it supports thousands of jobs (IAS, 2017a; Oxford Economics, 2016). However, there are many well documented adverse effects of high alcohol consumption, most notably on public health. With the UK having one of the highest alcohol consumption rates in the world, recent Government policy has sought to address some of this harm.

Generating Revenue by Raising Tobacco Taxes in Latin America and the Caribbean

Citation
Goodchild M, Sandoval RC, Belausteguigoitia I. Generating revenue by raising tobacco taxes in Latin America and the Caribbean. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2017;41:e151. doi: 10.26633/RPSP.2017.151
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Objective: The objective of this study was to determine if raising tobacco taxes in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region will generate extra tax revenue, even at outer edges of the sensitivity analysis, with relatively high price elasticities of demand for cigarettes.

Alcohol Taxation Policy in Kyrgyzstan (2017)

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World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

Increasing the price of alcohol is one of the most effective policy measures to reduce overall consumption in a country, and hence to reduce the level of alcohol-related harm. Taxation is a common way to control the price of alcoholic beverages, and when adjusted according to inflation, it can be an effective measure to reduce harm while providing revenue for governments.

Tobacco Industry Strategies Undermine Government Tax Policy: Evidence from Commercial Data

Citation
Hiscock R, Branston JR, McNeill A, et al Tobacco industry strategies undermine government tax policy: evidence from commercial data Tobacco Control Published Online First: 09 October 2017. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053891
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Abstract

Objective: Taxation equitably reduces smoking, the leading cause of health inequalities. The tobacco industry (TI) can, however, undermine the public health gains realised from tobacco taxation through its pricing strategies. This study aims to examine contemporary TI pricing strategies in the UK and implications for tobacco tax policy.