Impact of Health Policy on Cancer Prevention (Presentation)
This presentation was given by Frank Chaloupka at the HKAS Symposium on Cancer Challenge on October 6, 2018, in Hong Kong, China. During the presentation, the "best buys," or most impactful methods of prevention for cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), were discussed. The principle methods of NCD prevention included: reducing tobacco use, alcohol use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity through taxation. Lastly, the myths and facts about the economic impact of taxes were discussed.
Content Type: Slidedeck
Topic(s): Alcohol, Cessation, Comprehensive programs, Cost-effectiveness, Economic impacts of tobacco control, Health consequences, Healthcare costs, Impact on demand, Marketing bans, Other fiscal policies for health, Smoke-free policies, Sugary beverages and junk food, Tax and price, Tax avoidance and evasion, Tax levels and structure, Tobacco control policies and programs, Tobacco taxes revenues, Tobacco use
Authors(s): Frank J. Chaloupka, Ph.D.