Tobacco Tax Benefits.

Does Cigarette Tax Cut Smoking?

In 2019, 11.0% of Australians smoked tobacco daily, down from 24% in 1991.

Between 1980 and 2009, the prevalence of current smoking decreased from 32.8% to 15.5% for men and from 32.7% to 12.2% for women.

In 1945 it was about 50% averaged over both sexes.
75% for men
25% for women

In 1980 it was about 32.75% averaged over both sexes.
32.8% for men
32.7% for women

In 1991 it was about 24% averaged over both sexes.

In 2009 it was about 14% averaged over both sexes.
15.5% for men
12.2% for women

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In 2016 it was about 12.2% averaged over both sexes.

In 2019 it was about 11% averaged over both sexes.


In 2013 the prices of cigarettes in the Philippines was among the lowest in Southeast Asia, with a pack of Fortune at 58 centavos.

In 2020, Philippines levied P55 on a pack of 20 cigarettes.
48% of men smoked in 2020.

In 2022 the cheapest 20-stick pack of cigarettes will be P82.49 (A$2.17) according to a tax calculation performed by the Philippine Tobacco Institute.

Very little financial reason to cut down or stop.

Cigarettes as percentage of wages.

$1200 Australian median weekly wage.
$280 Weekly cost of 20 cigarettes per day.
23% of gross wage on cigarettes.

7,700 php Philippines median weekly wage.
620 php Weekly cost of 20 cigarettes per day.
8% of gross wage on cigarettes.

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