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Van Walbeek, C., Adeniran, A. and Augustine, I. (2021). More on the Positive Fiscal and Health Effects of Increasing Tobacco Taxes in Nigeria. African Tax Administration Paper 25, June 2021. International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

Van Walbeek, C., Hill, R., Filby, S. and van der Zee, K. (2021). Market impact of the COVID-19 national cigarette sales ban in South Africa. Report 11, Wave 3: National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (CRAM).


Van Walbeek, C., Filby, S. and van der Zee, K. 2020. Back to normal? Smoking and quitting behaviour in South Africa after the tobacco sales ban results from a third survey. Report, July 2020.

Ross, H. 2020. Still Defective: Asia Illicit Tobacco Indicator 2017 Report. Bangkok: Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance.

Van Walbeek, C., Filby, S. and van der Zee, K. 2020. Smoking and Quitting Behaviour in Lockdown South Africa: Results from a second survey. Report, July 2020.

Van Walbeek, C., Filby, S. and van der Zee, K. 2020.Lighting Up the Illicit Market: Smoker’s Responses to the Cigarette Sales Ban In South Africa. Report, May 2020.


Hana Ross and Evan Blecher. 2019. Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products Need Not Hinder Tobacco Tax Policy Reforms and Increases. Tobacconomics White Paper. Chicago, IL: Tobacconomics, Health Policy Center, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.


Berthet Valdois, J., Van Walbeek, C.P. and Tingum, E.N., 2018. A review of cigarette taxes in Mauritius. Report written for the Ministries of Health and Finance in Mauritius.

Filby, S. 2018. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’s recommendations on price and tax measures: Barrier to implementation. SA-TIED Working Paper No. 12.

Hana Ross. Tobacco Industry Strategies to Reduce Tax Liability. Cape Town: SALDRU, UCT. SALDRU Working Paper Number 225. 2018.

Van Walbeek, CP and Chelwa, G, 2018. Using price-based interventions to reduce abusive drinking in the Western Cape. Report written for the Western Cape Government with funding from the DG Murray Trust.


U.S. National Cancer Institute and World Health Organization. The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control. National Cancer Institute Tobacco Control Monograph 21. NIH Publication No. 16-CA-8029A. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute; and Geneva, CH: World Health Organization; 2016. Van Walbeek, C. & Ross, H. were co-authors of this monograph.


Chaloupka, F., Edwards, S., Ross, H., Diaz, M., Kurti, M., Xu, X., Pesko, M., Merriman, D. & DeLong, H. (2015) Preventing and Reducing Illicit Tobacco Trade in the United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ross, H. 2015. Review of the ITIC’s ASEAN Excise Tax Reform: A Resource Manual. Bangkok, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA). DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1423.6885

Ross, H. & Tesche, J. 2015. Undermining Government Tax Policies – Common strategies employed by the tobacco Industry in response to tobacco tax increases.

Ross, H. & Vellios, N. 2015. Additional examples_Undermining Government Tax Policies_version 2.

Ross, H. & Tesche, J. 2015. Des politiques fiscales nationales déstabilisées – Les stratégies courantes de l’industrie du tabac face aux majorations des taxes sur le tabac.

Ross, H. & Tesche, J. 2015. Socavar laspolíticas impositivasdel gobiernoEstrategias comunes empleadas por la industria tabacalera en respuesta alos incrementos de los impuestos al tabaco.

Ross, H., Husain, M.J., Kostova, D. et al. 29 May 2015. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Approaches for Controlling Illicit Tobacco Trade_Nine Countries and the European Union.

Ross, H. 2015. A critique of the ITIC_OE Asia 14 Illicit Trade Indicator 2013.

Ross, H. 2015. Measures to Control Illicit Tobacco Trade.

Ross, H. 2015. Controlling Illicit Tobacco Trade_International experience.

Ross, H. 2015. Understanding and measuring tax avoidance and evasion – A methodological guide.

Kruger, L., van Walbeek, C., & Vellios, N. 2015. Prevalence of waterpipe smoking among Western Cape students.

Ross, H. Failed: A Critique of the ITIC/OE Asia-14 Illicit Tobacco Indicator 2013. SEATCA. May 20, 2015. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4987.1521.

Ross, H. 2015. Measures to Control Illicit Tobacco Trade & Controlling illicit tobacco trade: International experience. 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. May 2015.

Van Walbeek, C. February, 2015. A Review of Excise Taxes on Cigarettes in Jamaica.

Rooney, C. and Van Walbeek, C.P. 2015. Some determinants of academic exclusion and graduation in three faculties at UCT. Saldru Working Paper no. 161.

Van Walbeek, C.P., Barnett, J., Booth, A. and Lewis F.B. 2015. A review of cigarette excise taxes in Jamaica. Report written for the Jamaican Ministry of Health.