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  • May 31, 2019

    Tobacco Taxes for Lung Health!

    In an effort to raise awareness about the negative consequences of smoking tobacco products, the World Health Organization (WHO), along with many other global partners, celebrates World No Tobacco Day every year on May 31st. This year, the theme is tobacco and lung health. In today’s blog, we’re expanding … Read more »

  • May 7, 2019

    Tobacconomics Research World Tour: Fourth Stop—Bangladesh

    The last stop on our research tour is Dhaka, Bangladesh. On April 7th, one of our think tank partners in Bangladesh, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), hosted a workshop for policy makers, the media, academics and civil society stakeholders about their research on the economics of tobacco taxation … Read more »

  • April 22, 2019

    Tobacconomics Research World Tour: Third Stop—Romania

    The next stop on our research tour is Bucharest, Romania. From March 27-29th Tobacconomics team members participated in the 4th International Conference of the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP). There, we were joined by seven of our think tank partners in the Southeastern Europe (SEE) consortium, which … Read more »

  • April 15, 2019

    Tobacconomics Research World Tour: Second stop—Indonesia

    Last week, we took you along with us on our trip to Karachi, Pakistan, for SPDC’s seminar on the “Macroeconomic Impacts of Tobacco Use in Pakistan.” This week, we will be discussing a recent event organized by our partner, Prakarsa, in Jakarta, Indonesia, held on March 27th. The purpose of … Read more »

  • April 4, 2019

    Tobacconomics Research World Tour: First stop—Pakistan

    During the month of April, we’ll be taking a world tour of recent research in Pakistan; Indonesia; Romania; Chile; and Bangladesh—all delivered by Tobacconomics think tank partners. In last month’s series, we explored our approach to think tank capacity building through a series of blogs. This month, we’ll be sharing … Read more »

  • March 29, 2019

    The Tobacconomics Approach to Think Tank Capacity Building: Current Research from the First Year and the Way Forward, & Future Research

    Over the past three weeks, we have taken to our blog to reflect on our first two years of the think tank capacity building project, “Accelerating Progress on Tobacco Taxes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.” In this series, we have defined our purpose and direction for think tank capacity building. A … Read more »