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Blog | Tobacco Excise Taxes and the Smokefree 2025 Goal: Some Ways Forward

Debate over tobacco tax increases has intensified as research indicates potentially conflicting policy directions. On the one hand, excise tax increases continue to stimulate quit attempts among smokers yet, on the other hand, they may lead to financial hardship for some smokers and increase retail crime.

In this blog, ASPIRE researchers, Janet Hoek, Richard Edwards, George Thomson, Andrew Waa, Nick Wilson, explore how allocating a proportion of tobacco tax revenue to assist smokers, and funding other complementary measures, could help avoid unintended outcomes and support continuation of an effective policy intervention.

Read the full blog at Public Health Expert: Tobacco Excise Taxes and the Smokefree 2025 Goal: Some Ways Forward

Citation:

Hoek J., Edwards R., Thomson G., Waa A., Wilson N. (2020) Tobacco Excise Taxes and the Smokefree 2025 Goal: Some Ways Forward. Public Health Expert, 16 January 2020.

For more information please contact:

Professor Janet Hoek
University of Otago, Dunedin
Email: janet.hoek@otago.ac.nz