JA Jiménez Ruiz
B Sáenz de Miera Juárez
LM Reynales Shigematsu
HR Waters
M Hernández Ávila

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The impact of taxation on tobacco consumption in Mexico

The price of cigarettes to consumers in Mexico, and Latin America in general, remains low in comparison with other regions of the world. In Mexico, taxes represented 59% of the total price of cigarettes in 2006, compared to 75% or more in many high-income countries. The feasibility of raising taxes on cigarettes in Mexico—to both discourage consumption and increase revenues—is an important policy question.