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.