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.
Hana Zarubova Ross, PhD,
Samina Shariff, MPH, Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia
Anna Gilmore, PhD
University of Bath & European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
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