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The effectiveness of tobacco control policy in Georgia (თამბაქოს კონტროლის პოლიტიკის ეფექტიანობა საქართველოში)

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dc.contributor.author Mzhavanadze (მჟავანაძე), Giorgi (გიორგი)
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-13T10:56:19Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-13T10:56:19Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Economics and Business, №2, 2021, pp. 83-94 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1987-5789
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.tsu.ge/xmlui/handle/123456789/1625
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dc.description.abstract smoking in Georgia in both health and economic perspectives. It describes the changes in tobacco control policy, specifically, the amendments to Law of Georgia on Tobacco Control (TCL) and tax measures, implemented since 2013. The article analyzes the effectiveness of these changes using the data from Integrated Household Surveys (IHS) conducted by National Statistics Office of Georgia (GeoStat). Resulted estimates of smoking prevalence suggest that implemented tobacco control policy was successful in reducing smoking in Georgia. At the same time, heterogeneous nature of taxation of different tobacco products affects consumers’ choices by stimulating downward substitution and shifting to smoking non-filtered and RYO cigarettes, which could negatively affects the possible health benefits of recent legislative and tax policies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Press en_US
dc.subject tobacco control policy, excise tax, smoking prevalence, cigarettes consumption structure, consumer choices en_US
dc.title The effectiveness of tobacco control policy in Georgia (თამბაქოს კონტროლის პოლიტიკის ეფექტიანობა საქართველოში) en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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