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