The Economics of Smoking: Dispelling the Myths
This presentation was given by Frank Chaloupka at the Summit on Creation of a Tobacco Endgame for Canada in Kingston, Ontario, on September 30, 2016. The presentation covers tax, price, and tobacco use; the economic impact of tobacco use; and the economic impact of tobacco control. It dispels myths related to tobacco control, including oppositional arguments about impacts on jobs and business, impact on the poor, and illicit trade. The presentation also reviews the cost-effectiveness of tobacco control and options for ENDS taxation.
Topics: Cost-effectiveness / Economic impact of tobacco control / Impact on demand / Impact on the poor / Jobs and productivity / Tax and price / Tax avoidance and evasion / Tax levels and structure / Tobacco taxes revenues
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