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Van Walbeek, C.P. (2010). A simulation model to predict the fiscal and public health impact of a change in cigarette excise taxes. Tobacco Control. 19:31e36. doi:10.1136/tc.2008.028779

Sahadewo, G.A., Iglesias,R.M., Araujo, E. C. et al. (2017). The economics of tobacco taxation and employment in Indonesia. Global Tobacco Control Program. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group.

Fuchs, A., Francisco, A. & Meneses, P. (2017). Are tobacco taxes really regressive? : evidence from Chile. Washington, D.C.

Iunes, R., Villar, M et al. (2017). The Distributional Consequences of Increasing Tobacco Taxes on Colombia's Health and Finances. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.

Dollerson, J. (2017). Tobacco Tax: The most effective least-used tool in public health. Medium.

Fuchs, A. & Meneses, F. (2017). Progressive or Regressive: The Impact of Tobacco Taxation in Ukraine. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.

Levy, D., Mohlman, M. K., & Zhang, Y. (2016). Estimating the Potential Impact of Tobacco Control Policies on Adverse Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in the United States Using the SimSmoke Tobacco Control Policy Simulation Model. Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

Fleischer, N. L., Thrasher, J. F., Reynales-Shigematsu, L. M., Cummings, K. M., Meza, R., Zhang, Y., & Levy, D. T. (2016). Mexico SimSmoke: how changes in tobacco control policies would impact smoking prevalence and smoking attributable deaths in Mexico. Global public health.

Brock, B., Choi, K., Boyle, R. G., Moilanen, M., & Schillo, B. A. (2016). Tobacco product prices before and after a statewide tobacco tax increase. Tobacco control.

Goodchild, M., Perucic, A. M., & Nargis, N. (2016). Modelling the impact of raising tobacco taxes on public health and finance. Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

Levy, D. T., Huang, A. T., Currie, L. M., & Clancy, L. (2013). The benefits from complying with the framework convention on tobacco control: a SimSmoke analysis of 15 European nations. Health policy and planning.


International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and conducted by the Economics of Tobacco Control Project (ETCP) in collaboration with DataFirst, at the University of Cape Town. The project seeks to collect, archive and disseminate tobacco- and alcohol-related time series and cross-sectional economic data. The aim is to provide a single point of access for researchers interested in tobacco and alcohol policies in Africa. In its pilot stage, the DATA Project works to establish relationships with statistical authorities in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Senegal, and South Africa in order to promote open access to their data and to increase the utilisation of existing data for research and policymaking. The ultimate goal is to expand the project to all Sub-Saharan countries. Currently 69 datasets are are available. The database can be accessed here.

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