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Economics & Regulation



Smoking in cars


Levels of secondhand smoke in cars can be extremely high due to the restricted space in which the smoke is circulated.  Oct. 2016  

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Tobacco Policy and the European Union


This fact sheet summarises tobacco control policy formulated by the European Union.

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Illicit Trade in Tobacco


llicit tobacco reduces the public health impact of tobacco tax rises and increases demand for tobacco products.

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The Economics of Tobacco


The costs of smoking to the economy include the expense of treating diseases caused by smoking as well as reduced productivity and environmental costs.

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The UK Tobacco Industry


British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco, the world’s second and fourth largest tobacco companies (excluding the Chinese state tobacco monopoly) are based in the UK.

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Waterpipes (shisha)


This fact sheet focuses primarily on waterpipe use and regulation in the UK.

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Smokefree Prisons


Although many jurisdictions worldwide have implemented smokefree laws in public places, prisons are often exempt. This fact sheet examines the rationale for making prisons smokefree and the impact such polices have had to date.

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Tobacco and the Environment


From growing the tobacco plant to the disposal of butts and packaging, the whole life cycle of a cigarette takes a heavy toll on the environment.

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Tobacco Advertising and Promotion in the UK


While most forms of tobacco advertising and promotion in the UK are banned, the tobacco industry has continued to promote its products through packaging and “below the line” marketing.

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Tobacco and the Developing World


Globally smoking prevalence has declined but  some developing nations have experienced only slight reductions or an increase in smoking prevalence.

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Smokefree Legislation


This fact sheet provides an overview of the smokefree law together with related information including surveys showing levels of support for smokefree measures.

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Secondhand smoke in the home


Making the home totally smokefree is the only reliable way of reducing exposure to secondhand smoke as partial restrictions are not effective.

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What’s in a cigarette?


Cigarettes look deceptively simple but in fact they are highly engineered products, designed to deliver a steady dose of nicotine to the smoker.

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