This page links to resources about how tobacco effects the global economy and the economies within various countries.
Frequently updated comprehensive bibliography of publications and resources that utilize and analyze tobacco industry documents from 1994 to present. This section of the bibliography is specifically devoted to economics.
The 2011 Tobacconomics report, produced by Action on Smoking and Health, reveals how the tobacco industry uses pseudo economic arguments to divert attention away from the health consequences of smoking to block new health regulations and ultimately protect its revenues.
This 2008 paper provides a counterargument for the traditional economic analysis of tobacco taxation and presents reasons that tobacco taxes should exceed the level of pure, interpersonal externalities.
This report outlines US Aid’s policy and position on current and future activities related to tobacco production, processing, marketing, and other related tobacco activities. It also describes anti-tobacco activities that the agency can undertake.
This 1999 World Bank report examines the economic questions that policymakers must address when contemplating tobacco control. The report assesses the expected consequences of tobacco control for health, for economies, and for individuals.
These country profiles, generated from data collected for the 2013 WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, provide country specific information on prevalence, preventive measures, cessation, cigarette prices and cigarette tax rates.
The STATE System, developed by the CDC Office of Smoking and Health, is an interactive application that houses and displays current and historical state-level data on tobacco. Trend data, interactive maps, and state comparisons are available for topics such as legislation for indoor smoke-free policies, vending machines, smoke-free school campuses, and advertising restrictions.