Economics of tobacco control in Pakistan: estimating elasticities of cigarette demand.

@article{Mushtaq2011EconomicsOT,
  title={Economics of tobacco control in Pakistan: estimating elasticities of cigarette demand.},
  author={Nasir Mushtaq and Saghir Mushtaq and Laura A Beebe},
  journal={Tobacco control},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={431-5}
}
BACKGROUND Despite ongoing global efforts for tobacco control, low-income countries with struggling economies have challenges to effectively implement tobacco policies and programs. Due to the complexity of the tobacco control issue and lack of comprehensive policies, tobacco use is increasing in Pakistan. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the effect of taxes on tobacco demand in Pakistan. METHODS Various surveillance indicators of tobacco use were assessed from 2001 to 2009… CONTINUE READING
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