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  • 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 »

  • November 3, 2016

    University at Buffalo Examines Association between Use of Flavored Tobacco Products and Quit Behaviors in Adults

    What, if any, association exists between first use and current use of flavored tobacco products, and current flavored tobacco use and quit behaviors among US adults?  Those are questions a group of researchers, including Ms. Danielle Smith, a University at Buffalo doctoral student and senior research associate at Roswell Park … Read more »

  • October 3, 2016

    New Findings Address State and Community Tobacco Control Policies and Practices

    A new series of research papers showcases findings of investigators in the State and Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) Research Initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. The series, “Advancing Research in State and Community Tobacco Control,” is published as a special supplement in the October 2016 … Read more »

  • June 6, 2016

    Higher Cigarette Prices Work Better Than We Thought

    Today we published two studies through the National Bureau of Economic Research that shed new light on how cigarette prices impact consumer demand for cigarettes. Both show that smokers not only respond to price changes, but do so even more than we thought. We took a close look at some of the factors that … Read more »

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