Public Resources

Policy Briefs

Back to Basics (B2Bs)
Tesche, J. (2019). Tobacco Taxes and Tax Administration, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#1. July 2019, University of Cape Town

Rossouw, L. (2019). The Rationale for Tobacco Tax and Price Measures, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#2. August 2019, University of Cape Town

Darsamo, V. (2019). A Call for Open Access Data on Tobacco Taxation, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#3. August 2019, University of Cape Town

Van Walbeek, C. (2019). Price elasticity, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#4. October 2019, University of Cape Town.

Ross, H. (2019). The Solution to Illicit Trade, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#5. October 2019, University of Cape Town.

Boachie, M. (2019). Calculating the Economic Cost of Smoking, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#6. October 2019, University of Cape Town.

Zhou, S. (2020). Court Cases and Litigation, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief prepared in partnership with the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer, the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Legal Challenges: B2B#7. March 2020, University of Cape Town.

Van der Zee, K. and Van Walbeek, C. (2020). The TETSiM Model, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#8. May 2020, University of Cape Town.

Filby, S. and Van Walbeek, C. (2020). Tobacco Taxation Systems: Ideal Tax Structure, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#9. May 2020, University of Cape Town.

Ross, H., Tesche, J and Vellios, N. (2020). Tobacco Tax Earmarking, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#10. May 2020, University of Cape Town.

Blecher, E. and Filby, S. (2020). Setting the Ideal Tobacco Tax Rate, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#11 July 2020, University of Cape Town.

Sy, D. (2020). Tobacco Industry Interference and Tobacco Taxation, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief prepared in partnership with the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC), the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Article 5.3: B2B#12. July 2020, University of Cape Town.
Back to Basics (B2Bs) en Français
Tesche, J. (2019). Taxes sur le tabac et administration fiscale, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#1. Juillet 2019, University of Cape Town

Rossouw, L. (2019). Justification des mesures fiscales et tarifaires sur le tabac, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#2. Août 2019, University of Cape Town

Darsamo, V. (2019). Un appel en faveur du libre accès aux données sur l’imposition du tabac, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#3. Août 2019, University of Cape Town

Van Walbeek, C. (2019). Élasticité-prix, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#4. Octobre 2019, University of Cape Town.

Ross, H. (2019). La solution au commerce illicite, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#5. Octobre 2019, University of Cape Town.

Boachie, M. (2019). Calcul du coût économique du tabagisme, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#6. Novembre 2019, University of Cape Town.

Zhou, S. (2020). Litiges et Contentieux, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief en partenariat avec le McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, Centre de connaissances de la CCLAT de l’OMS sur les contestations judiciaires: B2B#7. Mars 2020, University of Cape Town.

Van der Zee, K. and Van Walbeek, C. (2020). Le modèle TETSiM, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#8. Mai 2020, University of Cape Town.

Filby, S. and Van Walbeek, C. (2020). Systèmes de taxation du tabac : Structure fiscale idéale , REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#9. Mai 2020, University of Cape Town.

Ross, H., Tesche, J and Vellios, N. (2020). Affectation spécifique des taxes sur le tabac, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#10. Mai 2020, University of Cape Town.

Videos & Webinar Recordings

Videos
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Webinar Recordings
To view the webinar videos, please access our member-only resources by clicking here.

Webinar #1: Global trends in tobacco taxation - 30 June 2020
Webinar #2: Methods for measuring illicit trade -15 July 2020
Webinar #3: Overview of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products - 26 August 2020
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Impact of Taxation

Access to Tetsim model

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.

Data

Data on Alcohol and Tobacco in Africa (DATA) Project is a pursuit funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and conducted by the Research Unit on the Economics of Excisable Products (REEP) (formerly 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.