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Back to Basics (B2Bs)

From our engagement with government officials and other important stakeholders, we have noticed that there is growing interest in the topic of tobacco taxation. The challenge however, is that many policy makers aren’t necessarily experts in tobacco control, and do not have the time to read extensively on the subject.

We thought we’d do some of the heavy lifting for them, by creating a series of “Back to Basics” policy briefs covering key themes. Published under the banner of the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and Illicit Trade, the one-page briefs are accessible and easy to read, yet still contain the most important information regarding various tobacco-taxation topics.

Back to Basics in English

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. (FORTHCOMING) 2020, University of Cape Town.

Back to Basics en Français

B2B #1:  Taxes sur le tabac et administration fiscale - Juillet 2019 

B2B #2: Justification des mesures fiscales et tarifaires sur le tabac - Août 2019

B2B #3: Un appel en faveur du libre accès aux données sur l’imposition du tabac - Août 2019

B2B #4: Élasticité-prix - Octobre 2019

B2B #5: La solution au commerce illicite - Octobre 2019

B2B #6: Calcul du coût économique du tabagisme - Novembre 2019

B2B #7: Litiges et Contentieux - Mars 2020

B2B #8: Le modèle TETSiM - Mai 2020

B2B #9: Systèmes de taxation du tabac : Structure fiscale idéale - Mai 2020

B2B #10: Affectation spécifique des taxes sur le tabac - Mai 2020