Estimating the Impact of Tax or Price Measures on Tobacco Smoking Onset and Cessation

Project Researchers: Precious Akanonu
Current Project

It is widely recognized that price or tax measure is an effective way to reduce the demand for tobacco products. However, the body of empirical evidence investigating the smoking onset and cessation find mixed evidence for developed countries (Douglas, 1998; Forster & Jones, 2001; Guindon, 2014), and evidence is scant for low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) especially in Africa. The proposed study seeks to fill the evidence gap on the impact of prices on smoking onset and cessation in LMICs by extending the investigation to Nigeria.