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 4.1 illion TL in tax revenue.
Ayda Yürekli, World Health Organization, Geneva
Murat Elibol, Ministry of Finance, Ankara
Altan Cabuk, Çukurova University, Adana
Sinan Fikret Erk, Çukurova University, Adana
Zeynep Önder, Bilkent University, Ankara
Nejat Erk, Çukurova University, Adana
Mahir Fisunoglu, Çukurova University, Adana
Frank J. Chaloupka, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago
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