Association of Tobacco Control Policies With Youth Smoking Onset in Chile

Área de publicación Economía
Tipo de publicación Artículos
Fecha de publicación 2019
Autores Guillermo Paraje - G. Emmanuel Guindon; Frank J. Chaloupka

Tobacco smoking is still responsible for more than 6 million preventable deaths annually, most of which occur in low- and middle-income countries. South American countries, Chile in particular, endure some of the highest cigarette smoking prevalence rates globally. Despite the lack of any meaningful increases in cigarette taxes (the most effective tobacco control measure) between 1999 and 2014, cigarette prices in Chile increased sharply almost entirely driven by British American Tobacco (BAT).

 

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