Increased tobacco taxation can be a pro-poor policy instrument that brings substantial health and financial benefits to households in China.
A new publication from CGHR in The Lancet Global Health
In China, there are more than 300 million male smokers. Tobacco taxation reduces smoking-related premature deaths and increases government revenues, but has been criticised for disproportionately affecting poorer people. We assess the distributional consequences (across different wealth quintiles) of a specific excise tax on cigarettes in China in terms of both financial and health outcomes.
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