The Knowledge Hub has published an eighth Back to Basics (B2B) policy brief in the series covering various topics on tobacco taxation, titled: The TETSiM Model. The brief discusses the Tobacco Excise Tax Simulation Model (TETSiM), which is a tool to quantify the likely impact of a change in the excise tax structure and/or the level of the excise tax on a number of variables, including the price of cigarettes, cigarette consumption and excise tax revenue.
To date, we have issued seven other briefs: #1 on Tobacco Taxes and Tax Administration, #2: The Rationale for Tobacco Tax and Price Measures, #3: a Call for Open Access Data on Tobacco Taxation, B2B #4: Price elasticity, #5: The Solution to Illicit Trade; #6: Calculating the Economic Cost of Smoking; and #7: Court Cases and Litigation (prepared in partnership with the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer, the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Legal Challenges).
Published under the banner of the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and Illicit Trade, these short briefs are accessible and easy to read, yet still contain the most important information regarding various tobacco-taxation topics.
Look out for the next in the series soon.