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The effects of tobacco taxes on health : an analysis of the effects by income quintile and gender in Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine (English)

The main objectives of this paper are to estimate the burden of tobacco-caused mortality as a whole and by main tobacco-related diseases in Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine, and to assess the distributional health impact of an increase in tobacco taxation in these three countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 92765 OCT 01, 2014

Denisova, Irina; Kuznetsova, Polina

Risking your health : causes, consequences, and interventions to prevent risky behaviors (English)

A growing share of the burden of disease across the world is associated with risky behaviors by individuals. Drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex are highly prevalent in low-income countries, even though they are traditionally associated with richer countries. ... See More +

Publication 82470 NOV 18, 2013

de Walque, Damien [editor]

An economic model of Brazil's ethanol-sugar markets and impacts of fuel policies (English)

The lack of growth in the Brazilian sugarcane-ethanol complex since the 2008 financial crisis has been blamed on policies: lower mandate, holding gasoline prices below world levels, high fuel taxes, and inadequate fuel tax exemptions for ethanol. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6524 JUN 01, 2013

de Gorter, Harry; Drabik, Dusan; Kliauga, Erika M.; Timilsina, Govinda R.

Governance of multi-sectoral interventions to promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has been experiencing a rapid demographic and epidemiological transition which has important health and economic consequences. ... See More +

Brief 75189 JAN 01, 2013

Bonilla-Chacin, Maria E.

Turkey - econometric analysis of youth smoking behavior in Turkey (English)

The report is organized as follows. The information about the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is provided in the first part. The second part gives some descriptive statistics about the prevalence rate of students and their consumption based on several characteristics observed in the survey. ... See More +

Social Analysis 69504 JAN 01, 2012

Onder, Zeynep

Would liberalization lead to epidemic cocaine consumption? (English)

This paper uses cross-country data to estimate the potential effect of drastic reductions in the price of cocaine on the share of the population who consumes this drug. ... See More +

Journal Article 79413 AUG 01, 2011

Loayza, Norman V.; Sugawara, Naotaka

Myths and facts of tobacco control (English)

This brief presents myths and facts of tobacco and tobacco control. It provides answers to questions such as what should be the goals of intervention measures? ... See More +

Brief 88491 JUL 01, 2011

Comprendre la dynamique du khat à Djibouti Aspects sociaux, économiques et de santé (French)

The aim of the study is to analyze and document the dynamics of Khat in Djibouti, primarily focusing on the social, economic and health aspects. ... See More +

Other Health Study 62823 MAY 01, 2011

Smoke-free workplaces (English)

Smoking harms the health of smokers and those around them. Smokers are at far higher risks of strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases; cancers of the lungs, mouth, larynx, bladder, pancreas, kidneys and stomach; emphysema, bronchitis, and tuberculosis. ... See More +

Brief 53656 APR 01, 2011

Russian, Spanish, French

Tobacco control (English)

The note looks at tobacco from the health perspective, and at how to reduce its use, since smoking is becoming the single biggest cause of death worldwide, particularly affecting the developing countries, where most of the world's smokers live. ... See More +

Brief 23179 FEB 01, 2011

Russian, Spanish, French

Tobacco quitlines at a glance (English)

Quitlines are telephone-based tobacco cessation services. Since the late 1980’s, quitlines have been established in many countries, states and provinces, varying greatly in scale and sophistication. ... See More +

Brief 88492 FEB 01, 2011

Towards a political economy of tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries (English)

This study provides the basis for constructing a political economy of tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The authors first undertook a literature review of tobacco control in LMICs to explore the forces that oppose the adoption, implementation, and enforcement of tobacco control strategies. ... See More +

Working Paper 54632 AUG 01, 2009

Bump, J.B.; Reich, M.R.; Adeyi, O.; Khetrapal, S.;

Put your money where your butt is : a commitment contract for smoking cessation (English)

The authors designed and tested a voluntary commitment product to help smokers quit smoking. The product (CARES) offered smokers a savings account in which they deposit funds for six months, after which they take a urine test for nicotine and cotinine. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4985 JUL 01, 2009

Gine, Xavier; Zinman, Jonathan; Karlan, Dean

So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone ? (English)

Tobacco use, which is rising quickly in developing countries, kills 5.4 million people a year worldwide. This paper explores the impacts of mobile phone ownership on tobacco consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4657 JUN 01, 2008

Labonne, Julien; Chase, Robert S.

So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone? (English)

Tobacco use, which is rising quickly in developing countries, kills 5.4 million people a year worldwide. This paper explores the impacts of mobile phone ownership on tobacco consumption. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44837 JUN 01, 2008

Labonne, Julien; Chase, Robert S

Progression of tobacco control policies : lessons from the United States and implications for global action (English)

This paper examines the historical experience of tobacco control in the last five decades and shares important lessons of public health interventions to inform current and future tobacco control programs in other countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 44303 MAY 01, 2008

Novotny, Thomas E.; Mamudu, Hadii M.:

Responding to Afghanistan's Opium economy challenge : lessons and policy implications from a development perspective (English)

Opium, Afghanistan's leading economic activity, lies at the heart of the challenges the country faces in state building, governance, security, and development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4545 MAR 01, 2008

Byrd, William A.

The historical foundations of the narcotic drug control regime (English)

This paper outlines the institutional history of the international narcotic drug control regime. It details the evolution of the control system, from its foundations at the beginning of the twentieth century - a period of mass, unregulated narcotic drug use - to the current period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4553 MAR 01, 2008

Buxton, Julia

Burley tobacco clubs in Malawi : nonmarket institutions for exports (English)

This paper studies nonmarket institutions that facilitate exports. In Malawi, as in many other developing countries, farmers face numerous constraints that disconnect them from export markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4561 MAR 01, 2008

Negri, Mariano; Porto, Guido G.

Can production and trafficking of illicit drugs be reduced or merely shifted ? (English)

The production of cocaine and heroin, the two most important drugs economically, has been concentrated in a small number of poor nations for 25 years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4564 MAR 01, 2008

Reuter, Peter

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The effects of tobacco taxes on health : an analysis of the effects by income quintile and gender in Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92765 Working Paper
Risking your health : causes, consequences, and interventions to prevent risky behaviors (English)
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NOV 18, 2013 82470 Publication
An economic model of Brazil's ethanol-sugar markets and impacts of fuel policies (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6524 Policy Research Working Paper
Governance of multi-sectoral interventions to promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75189 Brief
Turkey - econometric analysis of youth smoking behavior in Turkey (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 69504 Social Analysis
Would liberalization lead to epidemic cocaine consumption? (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 79413 Journal Article
Myths and facts of tobacco control (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 88491 Brief
Comprendre la dynamique du khat à Djibouti Aspects sociaux, économiques et de santé (French)
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MAY 01, 2011 62823 Other Health Study
Smoke-free workplaces (English)
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APR 01, 2011 53656 Brief Russian, Spanish, French
Tobacco control (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 23179 Brief Russian, Spanish, French
Tobacco quitlines at a glance (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 88492 Brief
Towards a political economy of tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 54632 Working Paper
Put your money where your butt is : a commitment contract for smoking cessation (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 WPS4985 Policy Research Working Paper
So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 WPS4657 Policy Research Working Paper
So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone? (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 44837 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Progression of tobacco control policies : lessons from the United States and implications for global action (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 44303 Working Paper
Responding to Afghanistan's Opium economy challenge : lessons and policy implications from a development perspective (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4545 Policy Research Working Paper
The historical foundations of the narcotic drug control regime (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4553 Policy Research Working Paper
Burley tobacco clubs in Malawi : nonmarket institutions for exports (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4561 Policy Research Working Paper
Can production and trafficking of illicit drugs be reduced or merely shifted ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4564 Policy Research Working Paper