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Tobacco Taxation

Ross, H., Tesche, J. & Vellios, N. 2017. Undermining government tax policies: Common legal strategies employed by the tobacco industry in response to tobacco tax increases. Preventive Medicine.

Vellios, N. & van Walbeek, C. 2016. The Determinants of regular smoking onset in South Africa using duration analysis. BMJ Open.

Blecher, E., Ross, H., & Stoklosa, M. 2014. Lessons learned from cigarette tax harmonization in the European Union. Tobacco Control 2014. 23:e12-e14.

Ross, H. et al. 2014. The Impact of Cigarette Excise Taxes on Smoking Cessation Rates From 1994 to 2010 in Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 16:1: S37–S43.

Illicit trade

Ross, H. 2017. Tracking and Tracing Tobacco Products in Kenya. SALDRU working paper and Preventive Medicine (in print).

Ross, H., Vellios, N., Clegg Smith, K., Ferguson, J. &  Cohen, J. 2015. A Closer Look at “Cheap White” Cigarettes. Tobacco Control.

Ross, H. et al. 2015. Approaches for Controlling Illicit Tobacco Trade — Nine Countries and the European Union. MMWR Weekly.

Ross. H. 2015. Failed: A Critique of the ITIC/OE Asia-14 Illicit Tobacco Indicator 2013. SEATCA.

Ross, H. 2015. Measures to Control Illicit Tobacco Trade. Prepared for the Economics of Tobacco Control Project¸ School of Economics, University of Cape Town and Tobacconomics, Health Policy Center, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Other issues in tobacco control

Kruger, L., Van Walbeek, C. & Vellios, N. 2016. Waterpipe and cigarette smoking among university students in the Western Cape, South Africa. American Journal of Health Behavior.

Movsisyan, N.K. et al. 2016. Current and past smoking patterns in a Central European urban population: a cross-sectional study in a high-burden country. BMC Public Health.

Stoklosa, M. & Ross, H. 2014. Tobacco control funding for low-income and middle-income countries in a time of economic hardship. Tobacco Control. 23:e2 e122-e126.