Tobacco control measures are designed to reduce consumer demand for tobacco products. This shift in demand can lead to reduced spending on tobacco products and increased spending on other goods and services. Thus, income loss in the industry related to tobacco can be countered with income gain in other industries, based on consumer non-tobacco spending.
In this context, this study provides the evidence-based information needed for policymakers on the real impact of reduced tobacco consumption on national income. The study uses the Economics of Tobacco Toolkit developed by the World Bank, to examine the impact of tobacco consumption reduction on the national economy, using the national input-output tables developed by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS).