This is an episode in the series, 'Upstream Public Health,' from the Thinking Upstream podcast. In this episode, Frank Chaloupka discusses the economics of tobacco taxes.
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New research from Pakistan- and Southeastern Europe-based think tanks find that tobacco taxation increases can reduce tobacco consumption and at the same time increase government revenues in the regions.
In Pakistan, research results from the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) and the Social Policy and Development Centre... Read More
Join us for a webinar on the new Tobacconomics Toolkit:"Using Household Expenditure Surveys for Research in the Economics of Tobacco Control"Wednesday, March 20th @ 8:00 a.m. CST
Speakers: Violeta Vulovic, PhD and Rijo John, PhD For more information, questions, or help with re... Read More
Season’s Greetings From the Tobacconomics Team!
As we look back on 2018 and take stock of our accomplishments, we are thankful for our partnerships with twenty-two think tanks in seventeen countries worldwide. In 2019, we look forward... Read More
This media release was published on June 5th, 2018, and discusses the findings from the report released by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation and written by Frank Chaloupka and John Tauras about Indiana's spending on tobacco control efforts. Read More
Researchers from Pakistan and Bangladesh have become the newest members of Tobacconomics’ international partners that will conduct economic research to help inform and shape tobacco control policies in the two countries.
The new international partners are the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) in Bangladesh, the Pakista... Read More
Tobacconomics tax policy experts today announced new partnership agreements with six international organizations to conduct economic research that will help inform and shape tobacco control policies in 14 countries in Asia, Latin America and South Eastern Europe.
Through this partnership with Tobacconomics policy researchers from the Univ... Read More
The members of the UIC team at Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York, February 2017.
A group of global tax policy experts led by Dr. Frank J. Chaloupka, director of the Health Policy Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Institute for Health Research and Policy, joins six other global health organizations as a co... Read More
Tobacco use poses an unparalleled health and economic burden worldwide. A new study found that the diseases caused by smoking account for US$ 422 billion in health care expenditures annually, representing almost 6% of global spending on health. Smoking causes close to 6 million deaths per year – more than the deaths from HIV/A... Read More
Dr. Chaloupka was interviewed by Bloomberg Philanthropies' Jo Birckmayer on February 23, 2017, in New York City. This was Bloomberg Philanthropies' first Facebook LIVE episode in a new series called The Big Idea. They discussed the basics of tobacco taxation and why it is such an important policy tool to reduce the death and d... Read More