Household Tobacco Spending and Consumption: Implications for Tax Policy

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Pakistan is a high tobacco-burden country where more than 29 million adults currently use tobacco in any form. Estimates based on Pakistan’s Household Integrated Economic Survey (HIES) 2018–19 indicate that tobacco is consumed in more than 45% of the households in the country — the ratio is 49% and 38% in poor and rich households, respectively.