Pasovska, Silvana (2018) WORLDWIDE STATES AND TENDENCIES IN CIGARETTE CONSUMPTION. Tobacco, 68 (07-12). pp. 56-62. ISSN 0494-3244

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Consumption of cigarettes belongs to the group of conventional consumption of goods and as a relevant factor in personal consumption is characterized by the following: - About 35% of the world's population, as consumers, participate in the cigarette market, - The cigarette market is heterogeneous and smokers are differentiated from one another in many aspects: demographic, geographical, economic, etc. , - The way of buying and the motives for cigarette consumption are of an emotional nature-need-reason. Cigarette consumption is influenced by a number of factors, including the tendency to smoke, the purchasing power of the smokers, the price of the cigarettes, the acceptance of cigarettes as a means of calming, relaxation, enjoyment, etc. The World Health Organization (WHO), through the governments of many countries around the world, continuously influences the creation of various difficulties against the spread of smoking, thereby directly affecting the tobacco industry. The key measures to achieve this are the increase of excise taxes and taxes on cigarettes, the increase of their prices, as well as the prohibition of smoking in public places, offices, cabinets etc. This has the effect of creating an organized anti-smoking lobby against the tobacco industry. But such a WHO policy, in many countries in Eastern Europe and Asia where there is low purchasing power of the population, is leading to an increase in illegal cigarette trafficking, which reduces state budget revenues and directly damages the tobacco industry. Despite such a WHO policy aimed at reducing cigarette consumption, however, with the globalization of the multinational companies, a greater capacity for cigarette production is being created, reaching a greater concentration on the production to a greater market control, and reduced production and trade costs. The effect of such movements is to increase the profits from the production of cigarettes and their sale. This will lead to a new cycle of investment in the tobacco industry and to all that it regenerates.
Keywords: cigarettes, consumption, smoking units, anti-smoking lobby, World Health Organization.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Economics and Business
Divisions: Scientific Tobacco Institute
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Silvana Pasoska
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2023 09:37
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2023 09:37

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