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: Tobacco use / Prevalence and consumption / Tax levels and structure / Tobacco taxes revenues / Health consequences / Impact on demand / Economic impact of tobacco control / Health care costs / Tax and price / Economic consequences
Topics: Cost-effectiveness / Tobacco use / Prevalence and consumption / Health consequences / Tobacco taxes revenues / Impact on demand / Health care costs / Tax avoidance and evasion / Economic impact of tobacco control / Economic consequences / Impact on the poor / Tax and price / Tobacco control policies and programs / Jobs and productivity
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