Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation
This report approaches tobacco economics and tobacco taxation in Bulgaria from the standpoint of tobacco control. It follows the tobacco products supply chain and confirms that it currently contributes only marginally to domestic employment and production yet provokes a heavy outflow of household income abroad. The national tobacco products demand is also distorted against the background of a mass culture that normalizes smoking. As regards the taxation of tobacco products this report shows that the Bulgarian governments, by keeping the excise duty mostly flat since 2011 have contributed (along with the growing incomes) to raising the national per capita cigarette consumption by 43% in a decade.
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