Effectiveness of Tax and Price Policies for Tobacco Control

IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 14







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This new volume of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention in Tobacco Control presents a critical review and evaluation of the evidence by 25 international experts from twelve countries on the economics, epidemiology, public policy and tobacco control aspects of tax and price policies. The working group draws conclusions about the effectiveness of tax and price measures to control tobacco use in the population. The Handbook covers an overview of tobacco taxation; industry pricing strategies and other industry initiatives diluting the effects of taxes on consumption; tax, price and aggregated demand for tobacco, as well as demand at the individual level in adults, young people and the economically disadvantaged; tax avoidance and tax evasion and the economic and health impacts of tobacco taxation.

Cover Page, Contents, List of participants, Acknowledgements, Preface
Chapter 1. Overview of Handbook volume 14
Chapter 2. Overview of tobacco taxation
Chapter 3. Tobacco industry pricing, price-related marketing and lobbying strategies
Chapter 4. Tax, price and aggregate demand for tobacco products
Chapter 5. Tax, price and adult tobacco use
Chapter 6. Tax, price and tobacco use among young people
Chapter 7. Tax, price and tobacco use among the poor
Chapter 8. Tax avoidance and tax evasion
Chapter 9. Health and economic impact of tobacco taxation
Chapter 10. Summary
Chapter 11. Evaluation
Chapter 12. Recommendations
Working procedures