Table 1

The types of cigarette excise taxes applied by income group and WHO region2

Income groupExcise system on cigarettesNo exciseTotal countries*
Only specificOnly ad valoremSpecific and ad valorem
Upper middle16119642
Lower middle181912352
By region:
All countries55604819182
  • Column labels refer to WHO regional offices for Africa (AFRO), the Americas (AMRO), the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), Europe (EURO), South-East Asia (SEARO) and the Western Pacific (WPRO).

  • * Countries for which data are available.