This study fills a gap in the literature by exploring the issue of cigarette affordability in Kosovo and provides evidence that tax and price policies that reduce cigarette affordability can help curb cigarette consumption among adults in Kosovo. It provides evidence that age, gender, civil status, level of education, and geographic location are important determinants of cigarette consumption intensity among adult smokers in Kosovo. Thus, policy makers in Kosovo should design their tobacco tax policies considering these determinants of smoking intensity.
Affordability of Cigarettes among Adult Smokers in Kosovo* (2023) – download here.
*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).