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Options for Tobacco Taxation in Afghanistan

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2203
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Other Health Study
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World Bank Group
dc.date.accessioned
2019-07-11T20:57:39Z
dc.date.available
2019-07-11T20:57:39Z
dc.date.issued
2018-11-01
dc.date.lastModified
2021-05-25T09:25:55Z
dc.description.abstract
This paper presents options for tobacco taxation to reduce tobacco consumption and increase financing for health programs in Afghanistan. Tobacco consumption is compromising the health of the Afghan population, particularly the poor. Lowering tobacco consumption would help progress towards Universal Health Coverage by reducing the tobacco-related burden of disease (mortality and morbidity). This paper presents policy options for the Government of Afghanistan to reduce tobacco consumption and improve health outcomes. Tobacco taxation could serve the dual purpose of reducing consumption and generating additional tax revenue to spend on healthcare for the poor. Increasing total taxes to 46 percent of the import price is estimated to generate USD 19.7 million of additional tax revenue per year while reducing domestic consumption of cigarettes by at least 5 percent. This paper has five sections. The first section analyzes tobacco consumption in Afghanistan by socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. The second section describes the burden of disease associated with tobacco and its effect on health at the provincial level. The third section discusses current policies of tobacco control and current practices of tobacco pricing and taxation, including a brief overview of the complex relationship between government and private stakeholders. The fourth section discusses options for tobacco taxation in Afghanistan. The final section applies a simulation model to estimate health and revenue outcomes of additional tobacco taxation.
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dc.identifier
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/738411561656011686/Options-for-Tobacco-Taxation-in-Afghanistan
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/32070
dc.language
English
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
TOBACCO USE
dc.subject
DISEASE
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TOBACCO CONTROL
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TOBACCO TAX
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TOBACCO CONSUMPTION
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CANCER
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REVENUE MOBILIZATION
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ILLICIT TRADE
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EXCISE TAX
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SIN TAX
dc.title
Options for Tobacco Taxation in Afghanistan
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Report
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okr.crossref.title
Options for Tobacco Taxation in Afghanistan
okr.date.disclosure
2019-06-27
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work :: Other Health Study
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Economic & Sector Work
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/738411561656011686/Options-for-Tobacco-Taxation-in-Afghanistan
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/32070
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090224b086e386c3_1_0
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31206819
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AUS0000547
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/738411561656011686/pdf/Options-for-Tobacco-Taxation-in-Afghanistan.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
South Asia
okr.region.country
Afghanistan
okr.sector
Health
okr.theme
Human development :: Injuries and non-communicable diseases
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Cancer
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Disease Control & Prevention
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Public Health Promotion
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Tobacco Use and Control
okr.topic
Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Taxation & Subsidies
okr.topic
Public Sector Development :: Public Sector Economics

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