Tobacco Control in Developing Countries

Paperback | September 1, 2000

EditorPrabhat Jha, Frank Chaloupka

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There is no doubt that smoking is damaging global health on an unprecedented scale. However, there is continuing debate on the economics of tobacco control, including the costs and consequences of tobacco control policies. This book aims to fill the analytic gap around this debate This bookbrings together a set of critical reviews of the current status of knowledge on tobacco control. While the focus is on the needs of low-income and middle- income countries, the analyses are relevant globally. The book examines tobacco use and its consequences including new analyses of welfareissues in tobacco consumption, poverty and tobacco, and the rationale for government involvement. It provides an evidence-based review of policies to reduce demand including taxation, information, and regulation. It critically reviews supply-side issues such as trade and industry and farmingissues, including new analyses on smuggling. It also discusses the impact of tobacco control programs on economies, including issues such as employment, tax revenue and welfare losses. It provides new evidence on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of control interventions. Finally, itoutlines broad areas for national and international action, including future research directions. A statistical annex will contain information on where the reader can find data on tobacco consumption, prices, trade, employment and other items. The book is directed at academic economists andepidemiologists as well as technical staff within governments and international agencies. Students of economics, epidemiology and public policy will find this an excellent comprehensive introduction to economics of tobacco control.

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There is no doubt that smoking is damaging global health on an unprecedented scale. However, there is continuing debate on the economics of tobacco control, including the costs and consequences of tobacco control policies. This book aims to fill the analytic gap around this debate This bookbrings together a set of critical reviews of t...

Prabhat Jha MD, DPhil, is Senior Scientist at the Economics Advisory Service, WHO Geneva, and Senior Health Specialist, South Asia Department, the World Bank, Washington, USA

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192632469

ISBN - 13:9780192632463

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ContentsPreface1. OverviewSection i: Tobacco use and its consequences2. Global patterns of smoking-attributed morality3. Poverty and smoking4. Estimating the cost of tobacco useSection ii: Analytics of tobacco use5. The economics of addiction6. Welfare analyses of tobacco use7. The economic rationale for intervention in the tobacco marketSection iii: Demand for tobacco8. Consumer information and tobacco use9. Tobacco advertising and promotion10. The taxation of tobacco products11. Clean indoor-air laws and youth access restrictions12. Smoking cessation and nicotine-replacement therapiesSection iv: Supply of tobacco13. The supply-side effects of tobacco-control policies14. The impact of trade liberalization on tobacco consumption15. How big is the worldwide cigarette smuggling problem?16. Issues in the smuggling of toabcco productsSection v: Policy directions17. The design and administration, and potential revenue of tobacco excises18. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of price increases and other tobacco-control policies19. Strategic priorities for government and international agencies in tobacco controlAppendices