Tobacco Control Is Smart Economics (Amongst Other Things)

In Perth for the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference 2015, Dr. Chaloupka was interviewed on Periscope by Marie McInerney of Croakey News.  In the interview, they discuss current issues in the economics of tobacco control, including:

  • fallacies of economic arguments made by tobacco companies
  • examples of countries that have excelled at cracking down on illicit tobacco trade
  • how government can help low-income smokers quit and offset higher burden from tax increases
  • effectiveness of incremental tobacco tax increases versus larger, one-time increases
  • issues specific to tobacco control in low-income countries
  • policy approaches to e-cigarettes

Read a write-up about Dr. Chaloupka’s presentations at the conference and watch the full interview here.