5 Things You Should Know About Tobacco Taxes

Tobacco use is the leading cause of non-communicable diseases like cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Every year, about six million people worldwide die from tobacco use, with the vast majority of deaths in low- and middle-income countries. We also know that tobacco use costs the world’s economies over US $1.4 trillion annually in h... Read More

Tobacco Control Strengthens Economies and Saves Lives

Tobacconomics team members played key roles as scientific editors, co-authors, and reviewers of a new report by the National Cancer Institute and the World Health Organization, which finds that tobacco control measures are highly cost-effective and do not harm economies. However, while progress is now being made in controlling the global... Read More

New Findings Address State and Community Tobacco Control Policies and Practices

A new series of research papers showcases findings of investigators in the State and Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) Research Initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. The series, “Advancing Research in State and Community Tobacco Control,” is published as a special supplement in the October... Read More

Higher Cigarette Prices Work Better Than We Thought

Today we published two studies through the National Bureau of Economic Research that shed new light on how cigarette prices impact consumer demand for cigarettes. Both show that smokers not only respond to price changes, but do so even more than we thought. We took a close look at some of the factors that influence demand and found th... Read More

Register Now! Forum on Emerging Science in Tobacco Control

We are excited to announce that the Emerging Science in State and Community Tobacco Control Policy and Practice forum will be held on May 4, 2016, in Washington, D.C. This forum, hosted by RTI International and the State and Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) research initiative, aims to stimulate dialogue among p... Read More

Come See Us at SRNT in Chicago

Presentations at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting from March 2–5, 2016, in Chicago, IL   Wednesday, March 2, 2016 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m.  Chicago Ballroom 6 (Level 4) KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Optimizing the Public Health Impact of Tobacco Taxes – Frank J. Chaloupka   Thursday, March 3, 2016 1... Read More

Dr. Chaloupka Recognized As One of the World's Most Influential Researchers

Our director, Frank J. Chaloupka, was ranked among “some of the world’s most influential scientific minds” included on the 2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list. Health economist Frank Chaloupka is among 3,000 researchers worldwide “ranking among the top 1 percent most cited for their subjec... Read More