• About 8 million people die each year from tobacco-related diseases, accounting for 13 percent of deaths worldwide.

  • Tobacco use is concentrated among the poor and other vulnerable groups, and accounts for a significant share of the health disparities between the rich and poor.

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Cigarette Tax Scorecard

The Tobacconomics Cigarette Tax Scorecard scores cigarette tax policy performance in more than 170 countries on a five-point scale using data from the World Health Organization’s biennial Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, providing policy makers with an actionable assessment of their country’s cigarette tax policy.

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