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Webinar Series - June 2020
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 - 12:00

The Knowledge Hub on tobacco taxation and illicit trade is pleased to present a webinar series. The first online event is hosted by Prof. Corné van Walbeek and will discuss global trends in tobacco taxation.

Determinants of smoking intensity in South Africa: Evidence from township communities
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 11:45

In order to analyze the smoking patterns in economically disadvantaged communities in South Africa, this paper, authored by Micheal Kofi Boachie and Hana Ross, examines the determinants of smoking intensity, using pooled data on price and non-price determinants of smoking from two cross-sectional surveys conducted in 2017 and 2018 to investigate the drivers of conditional cigarette demand among daily smokers.

Survey Wave 2: How has the lockdown's cigarette sales ban impacted your smoking behaviour?
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 - 12:45

If you were a smoker in the week before the lockdown, REEP wants to know about how the lockdown's cigarette sales ban has impacted your smoking behaviour, particularly since it has been extended to lockdown level 3.. This survey is open to cigarette smokers who completed the first survey AND to cigarette smokers who did not complete the first survey. 

REEP lockdown study published extensively in the SA media
Thu, 28 May 2020 - 12:45

On 15 May 2020, REEP released the findings of a survey to the public in a report entitled Lighting up the illicit market: Smokers’ responses to the cigarette sales ban in South Africa. The report gained much media attention, with the findings appearing on the front page of the Sunday Times, in over 30 online newspapers, and the co-authors participating in over ten radio/TV interviews.

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Back to Basics #10: Tobacco Tax Earmarking
Mon, 25 May 2020 - 18:45

The tenth Back2Basics policy brief has just been published, and discusses: Tobacco Tax Earmarking. Published under the banner of the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and Illicit Trade, the B2B briefs are accessible and easy to read, yet still contain the most important information regarding various tobacco-taxation topics.

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Back to Basics #9: Tobacco Taxation Systems: Ideal Tax Structure
Mon, 25 May 2020 - 12:45

The ninth Back2Basics policy brief has just been published, and discusses: Tobacco Taxation Systems: Ideal Tax Structure. Published under the banner of the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and Illicit Trade, the B2B briefs are accessible and easy to read, yet still contain the most important information regarding various tobacco-taxation topics.

"Lighting Up The Illicit Market" Report: Smoker’s Responses to the Cigarette Sales Ban in South Africa
Fri, 15 May 2020 - 23:45

This report presents the results of the survey REEP designed and disseminated to determine how smokers responded to the ban on cigarette sales during the COVID-19 lockdown, and to understand how the lockdown has impacted the market for cigarettes in South Africa. Our objective is to explore how cigarette smokers responded to the ban and to assess the implications of their response on the market for cigarettes in South Africa.

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Back to Basics #8: The TETSiM Model
Fri, 15 May 2020 - 12:45

The eighth Back2Basics policy brief has just been published, and discusses: The TETSiM Model. Published under the banner of the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and Illicit Trade, the B2B one-page briefs are accessible and easy to read, yet still contain the most important information regarding various tobacco-taxation topics.

Survey: How has the lockdown's cigarette sales ban impacted your smoking behaviour?
Wed, 29 Apr 2020 - 12:45

If you were a smoker in the week before the lockdown, REEP wants to know about how the lockdown's cigarette sales ban has impacted your smoking behaviour.

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Back to Basics #7: Court Cases and Litigation
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 - 12:45

The seventh Back2Basics policy brief, prepared in partnership with the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer, the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Legal Challenges, has just been published, and discusses: Court Cases and Litigation.
Published under the banner of the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and Illicit Trade, the B2B one-page briefs are accessible and easy to read, yet still contain the most important information regarding various tobacco-taxation topics.

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Assessing the Illicit Cigarette Market in Ethiopia
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 - 12:45

The work by CoRDe Consulting, supported by Hana Ross, shines a light of scientific rigour on the illicit trade issue in Ethiopia, indicating that illicit trade was substantially less than claimed by the tobacco industry, and was not widespread, but was focused primarily in the Eastern parts of the country.

The DATA Project - Update
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 - 12:45

The DATA project is officially closing in a few months’ time, but the platform will remain in place and it will continue to collate data and to open access to data.

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