Tobacco Taxes: A Win-Win Measure for Fiscal Space and Health

Authors: Prabhat Jha, Renu Joseph, David Li, Cindy Gauvreau , Ian Anderson, Patricia Moser, Sekhar Bonu, Indu Bhushan, Iris Claus, Satoru Araki, Frank J. Chaloupka

ADB commissioned an expert group to estimate the health and fiscal impacts of higher taxes on cigarettes in the Asia Pacific region, with a focus on the People’s Republic of China, India, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The report finds that there is a win–win situation in terms of reduced disease and disability from smoking as well as increases in revenue.










Report Asian Development Bank. November 2012.