MAKING TOBACCO TAXES WORK FOR KENYA: PROPOSALS FOR THE NATIONAL BUDGET 2019/2020

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MAKING TOBACCO TAXES WORK FOR KENYA: PROPOSALS FOR THE NATIONAL BUDGET 2019/2020

The current cigarette tax structure (two-tiers of Ksh. 2,630 per mille for cigarette with filters and Ksh. 1,893 per mille for plain cigarettes is problematic & does not align with public health objectives of reducing consumption of tobacco products:

  1. The rates fall way below the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended and therefore
    promote affordability of tobacco products
  2. Two rates are likely to induce substitution from high to low priced brands (switching down) and
    therefore prevent quitting by consumers
  3. The introduction of the lower rates has led to loss of government revenue as tobacco industry has
    developed varieties of their popular brands to conform to this new rate

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