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Tobacconomics Quarterly Update (March 2019)

Join us for a webinar on the new Tobacconomics Toolkit:"Using Household Expenditure Surveys for Research in the Economics of Tobacco Control"Wednesday, March 20th @ 8:00 a.m. CST Register here   Speakers: Violeta Vulovic, PhD and Rijo John, PhD For more information, questions, or help with re... Read More

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 Pakista... Read More

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. Smoking causes close to 6 million deaths per year – more than the deaths from HIV/A... Read More

The Big Idea: Tobacco Taxation 101

Dr. Chaloupka was interviewed by Bloomberg Philanthropies' Jo Birckmayer on February 23, 2017, in New York City.  This was Bloomberg Philanthropies' first Facebook LIVE episode in a new series called The Big Idea.  They discussed the basics of tobacco taxation and why it is such an important policy tool to reduce the death and d... Read More