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Special Update: Tobacconomics Cigarette Tax Scorecard
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 - 22:30

Introducing... the first edition of the international Tobacconomics Cigarette Tax Scorecard assessing cigarette tax policies in over 170 countries.

Smoking and Quitting Behaviour in South Africa After the Tobacco Sales Ban: Results From A Third Survey
Thu, 10 Dec 2020 - 12:30

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

Comments about the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill (2020)
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 - 14:45

REEP urges Parliament's Select Committee on Finance to substantially increase the excise tax on tobacco products in the next budget cycle...

Finale of the Illicit Trade in Developing Countries project
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 - 14:45

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.

SURVEY #3: Cigarette brands during the lockdown
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 - 14:45

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.

Tobacco industry manipulation of illicit trade research
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 - 12:45

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.

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Back to Basics #11: Setting the Ideal Tobacco Tax Rate
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 - 18:45

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.

REEP lockdown study #2 covered extensively in the SA media
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 - 12:45

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.

Webinar Series - June/July/August 2020
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 - 12:00

The Knowledge Hub on tobacco taxation and illicit trade is pleased to present a webinar series. 

Cigarette prices soar during lockdown, according to latest REEP study
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 - 09:30

Recent research has shown that the average price of cigarettes has increased by nearly 250% compared to pre-lockdown levels.  The study, which was based on more than 23 000 respondents, was conducted by a REEP research team consisting of Professor Corné van Walbeek, Sam Filby and Kirsten van der Zee.

"Smoking and Quitting Behaviour in Lockdown South Africa": Results from a second survey
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 - 08:30

This report follows on from our first entitled “Lighting up the illicit cigarette market: Smokers’ responses to the cigarette sales ban in South Africa”, which was published on 15 May 2020. This report is based on the results of a second online survey, conducted between 4 June and 19 June 2020.

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.