Resources: Russian Federation
Based on Economics of Tobacco Taxation in Russia by Hana Zarubova Ross, Samina Shariff, and Anna Gilmore.
Reports & Studies
The Concept of creation of a public policy on combating tobacco consumption from 2010-2015 (hereinafter- Concept) was developed in accordance with article 5 of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (hereinafter- Convention).The goal is the creation of the conditions for the protection of the health of Russians from the effects of the consumption of tobacco and the impact of tobacco smoke by implementing measures aimed at reducing the consumption of tobacco and reducing its impact on people.
Tobacco-related diseases are responsible for between 330,000 and 400,000 premature deaths in Russia each year and contribute substantially to the country’s declining life expectancy and population decrease.The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease examines the potential of using cigarette taxation as an effective tobacco control measure to reverse these unfavorable trends, taking into account Russian historical and socioeconomic perspectives.