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  • May 8, 2018

    Two More Countries Join Tobacconomics Partnerships to Reduce Global Tobacco Use

    Researchers from Pakistan and Bangladesh have become the newest members of Tobacconomics’ international partners that will conduct economic research to help inform and shape tobacco control policies in the two countries. The new international partners are the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) in Bangladesh, the Pakistan Institute of Development … Read more »

  • March 9, 2018

    Tobacconomics Announces New International Partnerships to Reduce Global Tobacco Use

    Tobacconomics tax policy experts today announced new partnership agreements with six international organizations to conduct economic research that will help inform and shape tobacco control policies in 14 countries in Asia, Latin America and South Eastern Europe. Through this partnership with Tobacconomics policy researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s … Read more »

  • March 8, 2017

    UIC Selected As Core Partner of Bloomberg’s $360 Million Global Anti-Tobacco Initiative

    A group of global tax policy experts led by Dr. Frank J. Chaloupka, director of the Health Policy Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Institute for Health Research and Policy, … Read more »

  • February 27, 2017

    Tobacco Control: Saving Lives and Driving Development

    Tobacco use poses an unparalleled health and economic burden worldwide. A new study found that the diseases caused by smoking account for US$ 422 billion in health care expenditures annually, representing almost 6% of global spending on health. … Read more »

  • February 22, 2017

    5 Things You Should Know About Tobacco Taxes

    Tobacco use is the leading cause of non-communicable diseases like cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Every year, about six million people worldwide die from tobacco use, with the vast majority of deaths in low- and middle-income countries. We also know that tobacco use costs the world’s economies over US $1.4 … Read more »

  • January 10, 2017

    Tobacco Control Strengthens Economies and Saves Lives

    Tobacconomics team members played key roles as scientific editors, co-authors, and reviewers of a new report by the National Cancer Institute and the World Health Organization, which finds that tobacco control measures are highly cost-effective and do not harm economies. However, while progress is now being made in controlling the … Read more »