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Advertising and Promotion: Essential Facts
Advertising and Promotion: Evidence of the Impact of Tobacco Marketing on Tobacco Use
Advertising and Promotion: Countering Industry Arguments
Advertising and Promotion: Corporate Social Responsibility
Advertising and Promotion: Point of Sale Marketing
Advertising and Promotion: Point of Sale Tobacco Product Displays
Tobacco Advertising & Youth: The Essential Facts
Tobacco Advertising & Youth: The Evidence
Tobacco Advertising & Youth: Marketing Tactics
Tobacco Company Marketing to Kids
The Global Illicit Cigarette Trade

Based on How Eliminating the Global Illicit Cigarette Trade would Increase Tax Revenue and Save Lives. By Luk Joossens, David Merriman, Hana Ross, and Martin Raw. Paris: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease; 2009.

“Light” and “Low-Tar” Cigarettes: Essential Facts
“Light” and “Low-Tar” Cigarettes: History of the “light” and “low-tar” fraud in the United States
“Light” and “Low-Tar” Cigarettes: Cigarette design and public perceptions
“Light” and “Low-Tar” Cigarettes: Major scientific findings and public health statements
“Light” and “Low-Tar” Cigarettes: Key messages for advocacy
“Light” and “Low-Tar” Cigarettes: Frequently Asked Questions
How the Tobacco Industry Circumvents Bans on the Use of Misleading Terms: Country Examples
Tobacco and Non-Communicable Diseases
Public Education Campaigns: Why They Are Needed
Public Education Campaigns Are Effective
Public Education Campaign Resources
Smoke-Free Environments: Essential Facts
Smoke-Free Environments: Health Harms of Secondhand Smoke
Smoke-Free Laws Benefit the Economy
Smoke-Free Laws Improve Public Health
Partial Smoke-Free Laws Do Not Work
Smoke-Free Environments: Countering Industry Arguments
Smoke-Free Success Stories: Ireland
Smoke-Free Success Stories: Scotland
Smoke-Free Success Stories: Uruguay
Tobacco Industry Tactics Used to Undermine Smoke-free Policies
Taxation and Price: Essential Facts
Taxation and Price: Countering Industry Claims
Taxation and Price: Types of Taxes
Tobacco Tax Success Story: Brazil
Tobacco Tax Success Story: Mexico
Tobacco Tax Success Story: South Africa
Tobacco Tax Success Story: Turkey
Tobacco Tax Success Story: United Kingdom
Tobacco Tax Success Story: Ukraine
Tobacco Tax Success Story: United States of America
Cigarette Affordability

Key facts about the importance of tobacco taxation for tobacco control from “An Analysis of Cigarette Affordability” by Evan Bletcher and Corne van Walbeek.

Tobacco Taxes in Pakistan

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Pakistan. Shahid Javed Burki, Aisha G. Pasha, Hafiz A. Pasha, Rijo John, Prabhat Jha, Aftab Anwar Baloch, Ghulam Nabi Kamboh, Rajeev Cherukupalli, Frank J. Chaloupka. 2013

Tobacco Taxes in Poland

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Poland by Christina Czart Ciecierski, Rajeev Cherukupalli and Marzenna A Weresa. 2011.

Tobacco Taxes in the Philippines

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in the Philippines by Stella Luz A. Quimbo, Adele A. Casorla, Marina Miguel-Baquilod, Felipe M. Medalla, Xin Xu and Frank J. Chaloupka. 2012.

Tobacco Taxes in Ukraine

Based on Economics of Tobacco Taxation in Ukraine. Hana Zarubova Ross, Samina Shariff, Anna Gilmore. 2008.

Annex to The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Turkey

Charts and graphs prepared by Yürekli A, Önder Z, Elibol M, Erk N, Cabuk A, Fisunoglu M, Erk SF, Chaloupka FJ.

Tobacco Taxes in Turkey

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Turkey. Ayda Yürekli, Zeynep Önder, Murat Elibol, Nejat Erk, Altan Cabuk, Mahir Fisunoglu, Sinan Fikret Erk, Frank J. Chaloupka. 2010. Annex to The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Turkey.

Tobacco Taxes in Russia

Based on Economics of Tobacco Taxation in Russia by Hana Zarubova Ross, Samina Shariff, and Anna Gilmore.

Tobacco Taxes in Mexico

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Mexico by Hugh Waters, Belén Sáenz de Miera, Hana Ross, and Luz Myriam Reynales Shigematsu.

Tobacco Taxes in India

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in India by Rijo M John, R. Kavita Rao, M. Govinda Rao, James Moore, R. S. Deshpande, Jhumur Sengupta, Sakthivel Selvaraj, Frank J. Chaloupka, and Prabhat Jha.

Tobacco Taxes in Indonesia

Based on Tobacco Economics in Indonesia. Sarah Barber, Sri Moertiningsih Adioetomo, Abdillah Ahsan, Diahhadi Setyonaluri. 2008.

Tobacco Taxes in Egypt

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Egypt. Khaled Hanafy, Ashraf Salah Eldin Saleh, Mariam Ezzat Badr Eldin Elmallah, Haidy Mohamed Amer Omar, Dina Bakr, Frank J. Chaloupka. 2010.

Tobacco Taxes in China

Based on Tobacco Taxation and Its Potential Impact in China by Teh-wei Hu, Zhengzhong Mao, Jian Shi, and Wendong Chen.

Tobacco Taxes in Vietnam

Based on Tobacco Taxation in Vietnam by G Emmanuel Guindon, Hien Nguyen-Thi-Thu, Kinh Hoang-Van, Emily McGirr, Trung Dang-Vu, Lam Nguyen-Tuan. 2010

Tobacco Taxes In Bangladesh

Based on: The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Bangladesh by Abul Barkat, Ashraf Uddin Chowdhury, Nigar Nargis, Mashfiqur Rahman, Md. Shahnewaz Khan, Ananda Kumar Pk., Sharmina Bashir, and Frank J. Chaloupka. 2012. Annex to The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Bangladesh

Warning Labels: Essential Facts
Warning Labels: Evidence
Warning Labels: Countering Industry Arguments
Pictorial Warning Labels by Country and Jurisdiction

Visit the Warning Labels page to access a complete set of fact sheets featuring pictorial warning labels by country and jurisdiction.

Women and Tobacco: Essential Facts
Women and Tobacco: Health Harms
Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiators should exempt tobacco products
The Global Tobacco Epidemic
The Millennium Development Goals and Tobacco Control
Tobacco Harms to Youth
Bangladesh: Tobacco Policy Status
Bangladesh: Tobacco Burden Facts
Bangladesh: Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Tobacco Taxes In Bangladesh

Based on: The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Bangladesh by Abul Barkat, Ashraf Uddin Chowdhury, Nigar Nargis, Mashfiqur Rahman, Md. Shahnewaz Khan, Ananda Kumar Pk., Sharmina Bashir, and Frank J. Chaloupka. 2012. Annex to The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Bangladesh

Tobacco Control Success Story: Brazil
Brazil: Tobacco Policy Status
Brazil: Tobacco Burden Facts
Brazil: Global Adult Tobacco Survey
China: Tobacco Policy Status
China: Tobacco Burden Facts
China: Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Tobacco Taxes in China

Based on Tobacco Taxation and Its Potential Impact in China by Teh-wei Hu, Zhengzhong Mao, Jian Shi, and Wendong Chen.

China Falling Behind in Tobacco Control Among the BRICS
Egypt: Tobacco Policy Status
Egypt: Tobacco Burden Facts
Egypt: Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Tobacco Taxes in Egypt

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Egypt. Khaled Hanafy, Ashraf Salah Eldin Saleh, Mariam Ezzat Badr Eldin Elmallah, Haidy Mohamed Amer Omar, Dina Bakr, Frank J. Chaloupka. 2010.

India: Tobacco Policy Status
India: Tobacco Burden Facts
Bidis: An Overview
Bidi Industry in India: Workers and Livelihoods—Women and Children
Bidi Industry in India: Welfare and Working Conditions
India: Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Tobacco Taxes in India

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in India by Rijo M John, R. Kavita Rao, M. Govinda Rao, James Moore, R. S. Deshpande, Jhumur Sengupta, Sakthivel Selvaraj, Frank J. Chaloupka, and Prabhat Jha.

Indonesia: Tobacco Policy Status
Indonesia: Tobacco Burden Facts
Tobacco Taxes in Indonesia

Based on Tobacco Economics in Indonesia. Sarah Barber, Sri Moertiningsih Adioetomo, Abdillah Ahsan, Diahhadi Setyonaluri. 2008.

Tobacco Tax Success Story: Mexico
Mexico: Tobacco Policy Status
Mexico: Tobacco Burden Facts
Mexico: Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Tobacco Taxes in Mexico

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Mexico by Hugh Waters, Belén Sáenz de Miera, Hana Ross, and Luz Myriam Reynales Shigematsu.

Pakistan: Tobacco Policy Status
Pakistan: Tobacco Burden Facts
Tobacco Taxes in Pakistan

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Pakistan. Shahid Javed Burki, Aisha G. Pasha, Hafiz A. Pasha, Rijo John, Prabhat Jha, Aftab Anwar Baloch, Ghulam Nabi Kamboh, Rajeev Cherukupalli, Frank J. Chaloupka. 2013

Philippines: Tobacco Policy Status
Philippines: Tobacco Burden Facts
Tobacco Taxes in the Philippines

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in the Philippines by Stella Luz A. Quimbo, Adele A. Casorla, Marina Miguel-Baquilod, Felipe M. Medalla, Xin Xu and Frank J. Chaloupka. 2012.

Philippines: Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Poland: Tobacco Policy Status
Poland: Tobacco Burden Facts
Tobacco Taxes in Poland

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Poland by Christina Czart Ciecierski, Rajeev Cherukupalli and Marzenna A Weresa. 2011.

Poland: Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Russian Federation: Tobacco Policy Status
Russian Federation: Tobacco Burden Facts
Russian Federation: Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Tobacco Taxes in Russia

Based on Economics of Tobacco Taxation in Russia by Hana Zarubova Ross, Samina Shariff, and Anna Gilmore.

Thailand: Tobacco Policy Status
Thailand: Tobacco Burden Facts
Thailand: 2009 and 2011 Global Adult Tobacco Survey Comparison
Thailand: 2011 Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Thailand: 2009 Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Turkey: Tobacco Policy Status
Turkey: Tobacco Burden Facts
Turkey: 2008 and 2012 Global Adult Tobacco Survey Comparison
Turkey: 2012 Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Turkey: 2008 Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Tobacco Tax Success Story: Turkey
Annex to The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Turkey

Charts and graphs prepared by Yürekli A, Önder Z, Elibol M, Erk N, Cabuk A, Fisunoglu M, Erk SF, Chaloupka FJ.

Tobacco Taxes in Turkey

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Turkey. Ayda Yürekli, Zeynep Önder, Murat Elibol, Nejat Erk, Altan Cabuk, Mahir Fisunoglu, Sinan Fikret Erk, Frank J. Chaloupka. 2010. Annex to The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Turkey.

Ukraine: Tobacco Policy Status
Ukraine: Tobacco Burden Facts
Ukraine: Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Tobacco Tax Success Story: Ukraine
Tobacco Taxes in Ukraine

Based on Economics of Tobacco Taxation in Ukraine. Hana Zarubova Ross, Samina Shariff, Anna Gilmore. 2008.

Vietnam: Tobacco Policy Status
Vietnam: Tobacco Burden Facts
Vietnam: Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Tobacco Taxes in Vietnam

Based on Tobacco Taxation in Vietnam by G Emmanuel Guindon, Hien Nguyen-Thi-Thu, Kinh Hoang-Van, Emily McGirr, Trung Dang-Vu, Lam Nguyen-Tuan. 2010

The Global Cigarette Industry
Philip Morris International
Bidis: An Overview
British American Tobacco
Bidi Industry in India: Workers and Livelihoods—Women and Children
Bidi Industry in India: Welfare and Working Conditions
Japan Tobacco
Big Tobacco: Exposing its Deadly Tactics
The Global Tobacco Treaty: Protecting against tobacco industry interference

Corporate Accountability International provides information on tobacco as a global epidemic and outlines the misleading ways tobacco is advertised around the world.

Corporate Accountability International 5.3 Fact Sheet

Corporate Accountability International outlines how Article 5.3 of the global tobacco treaty will protect countries against tobacco industry interference.