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.)


Tuesday, 17 March, 14:00–18:00 - Session 00378
#13. Tobacco Taxes (workshop)

Tuesday, 17 March, 14:00–18:00 - Session 00384
#15. Towards the Implementation of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (workshop)
Sub-session Chair: Methods to measure illicit trade in tobacco products


Thursday, 19 March, 09:00–10:30 - Session 00165
#06. Tobacco Product Regulation - Science and Evaluation PANEL DISCUSSION (symposium)
Panelist 2: Accounting for lost consumer surplus in assessing the economic impact of tobacco regulation

Thursday, 19 March, 16:00–17:30 - Session 00356
#23. Recent Perspectives on the Economics of Tobacco Control PANEL DISCUSSION (symposium)
Presentation: Economic impact of tobacco control
Presentation (for first author Dr. Ce Shang): The impact of tax structure on the effectiveness of tax policies to reduce demand for tobacco

Thursday, 19 March, 19:00–21:00
Luther L. Terry Awards for Exemplary Leadership in Tobacco Control Ceremony (location: ICC)
Outstanding Research Contribution Award recipients: Dr. Geoffrey Fong & Dr. Frank J. Chaloupka


Friday, 20 March, 12:45–13:45 Poster Discussion Sessions (Hall 6)
#33. Economic Evidence for Tax Reform
Poster (for first author Dr. Ce Shang): The Use of Legal, Illegal, and Roll-Your-Own Cigarettes in Response to Increasing Tobacco Excise Taxes and Comprehensive Tobacco Control Policies
Poster (for first author Dr. Ce Shang): The Association between Tax Structure and Cigarette Price Variability

Friday, 20 March, 16:00–17:30 - Session 00173
#52. Measuring the Impact of the FCTC: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (symposium)
Presentation: The importance of tax structure and affordability on the impact of tobacco taxation policies


Saturday, 21 March, 09:00–10:30 - Session 00164
#55. Economic Aspects of Tobacco Control: A Global Perspective (symposium)
Presentation (for first author Dr. Ce Shang): Effect of increased value-added taxes on tobacco prices, tobacco use behaviors, and consequences: findings from ITC and GATS of India


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