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[Working Paper] Tobacco Taxes in the European Union: An Evaluation of the Effects of the European Commission’s Proposals for a New Tobacco Tax Directive on the Markets for Cigarettes and Fine Cut Tobacco


Thursday, 28 September 2023

SFP's tax expert Professor Ángel López-Nicolás from the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena in Spain published this Working Paper on the effect of an unofficial draft of the European Commission's revised Tobacco Tax Directive (TTD). The revised TTD was expected to launch in December 2022 but has been postponed indefinitely. 

The findings demonstrate the importance of the Commission's proposals, the possibility of making it more ambitious for both public health and revenue generation, as well as the need to restart the legislative process as soon as possible. The Working Paper concludes with recommendations on ways to further enhance the positive impact of the next Tobacco Tax Directive. 

Please, note that a corresponding Policy Brief is available here

The Working Paper can be downloaded below: 

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