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ITC Economics of Tobacco Control (Part 2): Evidence from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project

We are very excited to announce the publication of our second Economics Supplement: The Economics of Tobacco Control (Part 2): Evidence from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project in Tobacco Control.

The supplement contains 13 papers and an introduction by our Guest Editor, Corné van Walbeek from the University of Cape Town. These papers allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities associated with tax and price increases, focusing on three main themes:

  • The impact of tax and price measures on individual behaviour
  • The impact of the neighbourhood environment on smoking behaviour
  • An analysis of policy on the effectiveness of excise tax changes

The supplement is available free at: http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/24/Suppl_3.toc.

As a follow-up to the supplement, Tobacco Control publisher BMJ produced a podcast. Corné van Walbeek hosted the podcast interview with Geoffrey Fong and Frank Chaloupka on the links between the results across different countries in these 13 articles. The podcast is now available at: https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/the-economics-of-tobacco-control-part-2?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/tc-podcast.

Our first ITC Economics Supplement was published in 2014, both in English and Chinese. It is also free to access at: http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/23/suppl_1.toc