Early assessment of China’s 2015 tobacco tax increase

  title={Early assessment of China’s 2015 tobacco tax increase},
  author={Mark Goodchild and Rong Zheng},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  pages={506 - 512}
  • M. Goodchild, R. Zheng
  • Published 14 May 2018
  • Political Science
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Abstract In 2015, the Chinese government raised tobacco excise tax for the first time since 2009. Changing from previous practice, the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration raised its cigarette prices at the same time. We assessed the early impact of the 2015 tax increase on cigarette prices, sales volumes, tax revenue generation and the potential effect on prevalence of smoking in China. Between 2014 and 2016, the retail price of cigarettes increased on average by 11%, with the cheapest… 

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