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PACIFIC INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND EVALUATION


    

United Kingdom


Pricing Policies and Control of Tobacco in Europe


Principal Investigator:

David Levy

Sponsor:

European Commission
02/11/09 - 02/10/12
OBJECTIVES: 1.  To expand the SimSmoke model and modify it for use within the EU context. The model will be used to show the impact of policies on smoking prevalence, average quantity smoked, tobacco consumption per capita, revenues from tobacco taxes, and smoking attributable deaths. These effects will be shown for all adults, and by age and gender groups 2.  To examine the impact on smoking prevalence, quantity smoked, total cigarettes pur-chased, tax revenues and deaths of tax policies alone 3.  To examine the impact of smuggling policies on how tax policies affect outcomes. 4.  To examine the impact of smoking cessation services alone and their interaction with fiscal policy 5.  To examine the impact of smoking bans alone and their interaction with fiscal policy 6.  To examine the impact of advertising and promotion alone and their interaction with fiscal policy 7.  To examine the impact of mass media campaigns alone and their interaction with fiscal pol-icy 8.  To examine the impact of health warning labels alone and their interaction with fiscal policy 9.  To examine the impact of product regulation alone and their interaction with fiscal policy 10.  To examine the association between smokeless tobacco and cigarette consumption, and the role of smokeless tobacco in ex-smokers.