Podcast: The Economics of Tobacco Control (Part 2)

The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project), founded in 2002, systematically evaluates key policies of the WHO FCTC in 22 countries, containing more than 50% of the world’s population, 60% of the world’s smokers and 70% of the world’s tobacco users. Read More

Tobacconomics in New Tobacco Control Supplement: The Economics of Tobacco Control (Part 2)

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Health Research and Policy are authors on several papers published in a special supplement in the July issue of Tobacco Control that discusses finding from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project. The ITC Project, directed by Geoffrey Fong, professor of psychology at the University of Waterloo, Canada, conducts longitudinal surveys of smokers and tobacco users across 22 countries, covering over two-thirds of the world’s tobacco users. Read More

Fixed Cigarette Taxes Leave Smokers Less Wiggle Room

The way that cigarettes are taxed in different countries can lead to prices that either vary widely from brand to brand, providing opportunities for smokers to switch to cheaper brands in response to boosts in cigarette taxes, or fall within a relatively limited range, leaving fewer money-saving options to turn to when taxes are hiked, report researchers in a new study in the journal Tobacco Control. Read More

Tobacconomics at WCTOH 2015

Tobacconomics director Dr. Frank J. Chaloupka will be representing our work in the following sessions at the 16th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from March 17–21. (Click on the session title for more details.) Read More

Come See Us at SRNT 2015

Presentations at Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco Annual MeetingFebruary 25–28, 2015 | Philadelphia, PA Read More

Infographic: E-Cigs Flood U.S. Market, Giving Kids Easy Access

New research from our team helps make the case for stronger regulation of e-cigarettes and identifies policy solutions for reducing consumption and better protecting kids. Our latest studies, published in Tobacco Control on June 16, look at how states are regulating e-cigarettes, track the dramatic increase in the number of U.S. retailers that sell e-cigarettes near schools, and show how raising e-cigarette prices affects consumption. These findings are highlighted in our new infographic. Read More

Largely Unregulated, E-Cigs Flood U.S. Retail Market and Are Easily Available to Kids

Nearly one-third of convenience stores, pharmacies, supercenters, and other retailers located near schools nationwide sell e-cigarettes, according to research published today in a special issue of Tobacco Control. In the absence of federal regulation on e-cigarettes, 34 states have taken the initiative to regulate e-cigarettes and other tobacco-derived products, but those policies are not comprehensive and only 22 states have laws that restrict youth access to e-cigarettes. The research presented in the special issue also provides new insight about how price impacts demand of the potentia Read More