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  • Publications Annual Report & Financial Statement World Lung Foundation 2007 Annual Report World Lung Foundation 2008 Annual Report World Lung Foundation 2009 Annual Report World Lung Foundation 2007 Financial Statements Financial Statement in...    more...  
  • How Eliminating the Global Illicit Cigarette Trade Would Increase Tax Revenue and Save Lives If the global illicit trade were eliminated, governments would gain at least $31 billion, and from 2030 onwards would save over 160,000 lives a year.    more...  
  • Economics of Tobacco Taxation in Ukraine If tax represents 70 percent of the retail price, the number of smokers would decline by almost 2 million, and about 1 million tobacco-related deaths would be avoided. At the same time, the government would collect an additional UAH 5.8 billion (US$ 1.2 billion) in excise tax revenue per year    more...  
  • Economics of Tobacco Taxation in Russia 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...    more...  
  • Tobacco Taxation and Its Potential Impact in China 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...    more...  
  • An Analysis of Cigarette Affordability 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.    more...  
  • Tobacco Economics in Indonesia 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.    more...  
  • India: The Tax Treatment of Bidis Bidis are under-taxed compared to cigarettes, taking into account the health risks of each, and therefore, on health grounds, a strong case can be made for increasing the excise burden on bidis.    more...  
  • A Modern Economic View of Tobacco Taxation 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.    more...  
  • Taxation of Cigarettes in the Bloomberg Initiative Countries: Overview of Policy Issues and Proposals for Reform 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.    more...  
  • Tobacco Taxation in Vietnam 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.    more...  
  • The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Mexico 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 pesos.    more...  
  • The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Turkey Raising the specific tax to 3.10 TL per pack and the ad valorem tax to 65% will lead 0.9 million current smokers to quit and prevent 0.7 million young people from initiating smoking, preventing 0.5 illion premature deaths among Turkey’s population. Further, it would generate an additional...    more...  
 
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