Current Economics of Tobacco Control Project news
REEP gained substantial media attention in February and March 2021, with multiple interviews and extensive press coverage of REEP's research.
The Standing Committee on Finance published a report yesterday, summarising the findings of the 2021 Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals. This is of particular interest as it relates to a submission made by REEP to the Standing and Select Committees of Finance, addressing the tobacco excise tax increases laid out in the February 2021 National Budget speech.
Corné van Walbeek and Sam Filby recently made a submission to the Select and Standing Portfolio Committees on Finance about their thoughts on the Budget.
The WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and Illicit Trade, hosted by REEP, recently launched an e-library on tobacco taxation and illicit trade in tobacco products.
Introducing... the first edition of the international Tobacconomics Cigarette Tax Scorecard assessing cigarette tax policies in over 170 countries.
Cigarette market normalises after sales ban is lifted, but is not the same as before, according to latest REEP study: this report is based on the results of a third online survey, and is entitled: “Back To Normal? Smoking and Quitting Behaviour in South Africa After the Tobacco Sales Ban: Results From A Third Survey”
REEP urges Parliament's Select Committee on Finance to substantially increase the excise tax on tobacco products in the next budget cycle...
REEP is pleased to share that the BMJ Tobacco Control supplement on illicit trade, and an excellent accompanying blog, are both now live and available online.
REEP wants to understand more about cigarette prices and the brands being smoked in lockdown South Africa: An anonymous survey is capturing photos via WhatsApp and a google form.
Hana Ross is the illicit trade specialist in REEP. In this article she describes some of the differences between industry studies and independent studies that have look at the illicit market.
The eleventh Back2Basics policy brief has just been published, and discusses: Setting the Ideal Tobacco Tax Rate. 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.
On 21 July 2020, REEP released the findings of a second survey to the public in a report entitled Smoking and Quitting Behaviour in Lockdown South Africa. The report has gained substantial media attention.