Journal article

Impact of tobacco tax reforms on tobacco prices and tobacco use in Australia

M Scollo, S Younie, M Wakefield, J Freeman, F Icasiano

Tobacco Control | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2003

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To document the impact of changes to tobacco taxes on the range and price of tobacco sold during the period when the National Tobacco Campaign (NTC) was run. DATA SOURCES: Information about brand availability, pack size, and price was extracted from Australian Retail Tobacconist. A retail observational survey was undertaken to monitor actual retail prices. Data on cigarette prices, brands, packet configurations, and outlets from which they were purchased were obtained from the benchmark and three follow up population telephone surveys conducted to evaluate the NTC. METHOD: Data from the three sources were compared to see the extent to which the impact of tax changes had been offse..

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