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Tabacco Control Policies in Developing Countries : Oxford Medical Publications - Prabhat Jha

Tabacco Control Policies in Developing Countries

Oxford Medical Publications

By: Prabhat Jha (Editor), Frank Chaloupka (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st October 2000
ISBN: 9780192632463
Number Of Pages: 512

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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 book brings 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 welfare issues 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 farming issues, 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, it outlines 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 and epidemiologists 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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"The book likely will become the economic bible of the anti-smoking movement because it contains the most serious - and, on many topics, the only serious - anti-smoking economic analysis to date." Regulation "This volume provides an excellent account of the complexities confronting tobacco control policy. It provides a substantial addition to our understanding ... The book contributes significant expertise and knowledge to global tobacco control and is an excellent resource for those involved in public health policy, research and advocacy." Health Policy and Planning, 17 (2)

Contents Preface 1: Overview Section i: Tobacco use and its consequences 2: Global patterns of smoking-attributed morality 3: Poverty and smoking 4: Estimating the cost of tobacco use Section ii: Analytics of tobacco use 5: The economics of addiction 6: Welfare analyses of tobacco use 7: The economic rationale for intervention in the tobacco market Section iii: Demand for tobacco 8: Consumer information and tobacco use 9: Tobacco advertising and promotion 10: The taxation of tobacco products 11: Clean indoor-air laws and youth access restrictions 12: Smoking cessation and nicotine-replacement therapies Section iv: Supply of tobacco 13: The supply-side effects of tobacco-control policies 14: The impact of trade liberalization on tobacco consumption 15: How big is the worldwide cigarette smuggling problem? 16: Issues in the smuggling of toabcco products Section v: Policy directions 17: The design and administration, and potential revenue of tobacco excises 18: The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of price increases and other tobacco-control policies 19: Strategic priorities for government and international agencies in tobacco control Appendices

ISBN: 9780192632463
ISBN-10: 0192632469
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st October 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.87  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.81

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