Tobaco taxation in west Africa Overview issues and options for tobacco control
Raising taxes to increase the price of tobacco products is largely viewed as one of the most effective and cost-effective way to reduce tobacco consumption. Yet, as noted by the 2013 WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, this measure remains the least likely to be established. This study seeks to provide information that may help in promoting the implementation of effective tobacco tax measures in the West Africa region. Yet, some of the issues addressed in this study are relevant to other developing countries as well.