Citing Knowledge Wharton.
Other consumer responses may undermine the potential of tobacco taxes to lessen smoking-related harm. And here comes this bill passed without proposing alternatives that would help these people; it should be taken an account in the first place. Our results are especially applicable to countries where: the sale of individual sticks is common or multiple pack sizes are available; a large share of smokers use non-cigarette products; or a large price spread exists between discount and high-end cigarette brands.
Alcohol and tobacco are addictive, so demand for them is not as responsive to price changes as, say, the demand for airline tickets to fly abroad. Second, a smoker may switch to another brand of cigarettes following a price increase. Sin taxes are especially regressive, since poorer people are more likely to smoke and tend to drink more alcohol and sugary drinks.
Lockwood: Again, this is an insightful question that cuts to the heart of the issue. An edited transcript of the conversation follows. So a further concern is that they affect low-income households most. The amount can go up to P8 billion by year-end.
Using two panels of microlevel data from the International Tobacco Control Southeast Asia Study, collected in andwe estimate the effects of a substantial excise tax increase implemented throughout Thailand in December