The consequences of tobacco tax on household health and finances in rich and poor smokers in China: an extended cost-effectiveness analysis.

@article{Verguet2015TheCO,
  title={The consequences of tobacco tax on household health and finances in rich and poor smokers in China: an extended cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Verguet and Cindy Low Gauvreau and Sujata Priyadarsini Mishra and Mary MacLennan and Shane M. Murphy and Elizabeth D. Brouwer and Rachel A. Nugent and Kun Zhao and Prabhat Jha and Dean T. Jamison},
  journal={The Lancet. Global health},
  year={2015},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={e206-16}
}
BACKGROUND In China, there are more than 300 million male smokers. Tobacco taxation reduces smoking-related premature deaths and increases government revenues, but has been criticised for disproportionately affecting poorer people. We assess the distributional consequences (across different wealth quintiles) of a specific excise tax on cigarettes in China in terms of both financial and health outcomes. METHODS We use extended cost-effectiveness analysis methods to estimate, across income… CONTINUE READING
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