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Pricing Policies and Control of Tobacco in Europe

Objetivo

Price is the single most important intervention in tobacco control (TC). To protect the health of its citizens the EU now has a major role in regulating tobacco fiscal policy (FP) through a number of EU directives. The aims of these directives initially were to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market. The directives aided harmonization in EU Member States (MS) but now with EU enlargement price differentials have increased problems for the market and health protection. Price elasticity of tobacco is estimated using econometric analysis of demand but is limited in MS by availability of relevant data. The interaction of FP with other TC policies is poorly defined. The effects of price on smuggling and the tobacco industry response to price changes are complex. Gradually tools are evolving to look at some of these problems. The World Bank has produced a toolkit for economic analysis of tobacco demand with clear guidance on methodology. SimSmoke has allowed the analysis of various TC components to be investigated. This project allows us to perform an econometric analysis at EU level with routinely collected aggregated time series data examining differences in EU MS and the influence of EU border countries. A new cross sectional survey will provide standardised data for EU MS We will examine the effect of the rate of price changes using historical data comparing steep rapid changes e.g. in France with gradual changes in e.g. UK and Ireland. Using SimSmoke we will examine the effects of the interaction of price with: Smoking Cessation Services, Smuggling in high, (Finland, Ireland, UK) and low, (Baltic, Romania) price countries, Smoke free laws (Ireland, Scotland and Italy), Advertising and warnings (Belgium, UK) and predict the effects on other MS. Outputs: Recommendations for policymakers at EU and MS levels with SimSmoke models and a Fiscal Policy Handbook for MS to strengthen tobacco control policies and lead to an equitable EU tobacco market

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FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland LBG
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Upper Mount Street 10
2 Dublin
Irlanda

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Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Vanessa Clarke (Ms.)
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€ 873 484

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UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
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€ 458 823
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Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Pete Hompstead (Mr.)
HBSA Inc
Estados Unidos
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€ 147 080
Dirección
11720 Beltsville Dr., Suite 900
20705 3111 Beltsville

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Contacto administrativo
Diane Mcknight (Ms.)
CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER
Francia
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€ 392 438
Dirección
150 Cours Albert Thomas
69372 Lyon Cedex 08

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Olaf Kelm (Dr.)
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE FARMACOLOGICHE MARIO NEGRI
Italia
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€ 516 868
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Via Mario Negri 2
20156 Milano

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Maria Grazia Pezzoni (Ms.)
INSTITUT CATALA D'ONCOLOGIA
España
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€ 27 564
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Av Gran Via De L'hospitalet 199-203
08908 L'hospitalet Del Llobregat

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Nuria Benitez Monforte (Ms.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE CONTRE LA TUBERCULOSE ET LES MALADIES RESPIRATOIRES
Francia
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€ 132 485
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Boulevard Saint Michel 68
75006 Paris

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Other
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Jose Luis Castro (Mr.)
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finlandia
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€ 442 914
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Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki

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Contacto administrativo
Jaakko Penttinen (Mr.)