Non-price determinants of demand for tobacco products in SEE countries

Jovanović, Olivera and Đukić, Mihajlo and Zubović, Jovan (2022) Non-price determinants of demand for tobacco products in SEE countries. In: "30 Years of Inspiring Academic Economic Research - From the Transition to Market Economy to the Interlinked Crises of 21st Century" : Proceedings of the International Conference "Economic Scientific Research - Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Approac. Sciendo, Berlin, pp. 647-668. ISBN 978-83-66675-26-1

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Tobacco consumption imposes significant economic and health burdens on society. Tobacco control measures encompass price and non-price measures aimed to discourage consumption of tobacco products and reduce negative health outcomes. Although price measures, in the form of specifically designed tobacco tax policy, proved to be the most effective single tobacco control instrument, their effectiveness is maximized only if they are coupled with non-price measures (smoke-free air laws, marketing bans, education about harmful effects of tobacco, cessation support, etc.). This paper provides a theoretical and empirical rationale for applying the non-price measures in selected SEE countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. The performed analysis focuses not only on the current state in the application of the non-price measures at the regional level but on differences among the observed countries. Research results confirm gradual but slow progress in applying non-price measures of tobacco control in observed countries. There is a huge space for policy improvements in the area. Full implementation of the non-price measures, as outlined in the WHO MPOWER package, would result in lower tobacco consumption, while bringing significant health and economic benefits.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=79179273
Uncontrolled Keywords: tobacco, cigarettes, demand, non-price measures, consumption, health economics, SEE countries
Research Department: Welfare Economics
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2022 09:42
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2022 12:58

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