ADOPTION ASSESSMENT OF POLICY MODEL OF TAX AND SUBSIDY ON ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE TOBACCO CONTROL IN THE CASE OF ETHIOPIA

Sisay Whakeshum

Abstract


Smoking-related diseases cause more deaths each year in developing countries than HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Even though being an incredible opportunity to reduce unnecessary premature deaths, policies to raise tobacco price and taxes face confrontation from tobacco consumers and producers. Consequently, to address these arguments the researcher developed intervention policies entitled “Policy Model of Tax and Subsidy for Achieving Sustainable Tobacco Control” entailing the inevitability of chained tax and subsidy policies as the merely prospective intervention to achieve a tobacco free nation. Joint tax and subsidy policies have dual impact and consequences on tobacco diminution through lessening both demand and supply of tobacco inputs and products concurrently. Additionally, to deal with adoption decision of main stakeholders about “Policy Model of Tax and Subsidy for Achieving Sustainable Tobacco Control”, logistic regression technique was employed using 385 sample respondents. The result reflected that knowhow of officials of ministry of health, ministry of education, and ministry of agriculture of Ethiopia matters the applicability of “Policy Model of Tax and Subsidy for Achieving Sustainable Tobacco Control” significantly and positively.


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