Tobacco control is clearly helping to save millions of lives but the scale of the epidemic demands our continued attention and support. Though consumption is declining, smokers are still buying trillions of cigarettes each year and the use of newer tobacco products is increasing in some countries.
We are back with this 7th edition with new data, analyses and developments. We present the key tobacco-related challenges that the world faces and the solutions that are working to help beat the epidemic.
Tobacco taxes are the most effective tobacco control intervention but the least implemented. A sufficiently large tax increase will raise tobacco product prices—making them less affordable—thereby discouraging initiation, encouraging quitting, and driving down consumption.
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The 2nd edition of the Tobacconomics Cigarette Tax Scorecard measures cigarette tax policy performance in 160 countries in four key areas – price, affordability change, tax structure and tax share. These scores help policymakers to evaluate their success and provide a roadmap for improvement.
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Secondhand Smoke; Smokefree Spaces; Industry Strategies; Countering the Industry; Illicit Trade; Comorbidities; Waterpipe; and Regulating Novel Tobacco Products.
An interactive tool to generate up-to-date direct and indirect costs of tobacco for most countries. It will allow governments to estimate the costs of tobacco to society and users to change parameters to imagine how things could be better.
Tobacco product price data are vital for policy makers but often are poor or do not exist. A phone app for users to collect original tobacco price data. These data will be vetted and live for public use.
Individual country fact sheets with the main data points explored in the Atlas.