17.0 Introduction

Last updated: January 2020  

Suggested citation: Greenhalgh, EM, Hurley, S, & Lal, A., and Scollo, MM. Chapter 17. The economics of tobacco control. In Greenhalgh, EM, Scollo, MM and Winstanley, MH [editors]. Tobacco in Australia: Facts and issues. Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria; 2020. Available from: http://www.tobaccoinaustralia.org.au/chapter-17-economics

This chapter summarises the findings of studies that attempt to quantify the impact of tobacco use on the economy (17.2) and the economic rationale for intervention in the tobacco market (17.3). It also summarises information about the cost effectiveness (or value for money) of available tobacco control interventions (17.4), the evidence about the economic impact of tobacco control interventions on specific industries (17.5), and finally expert recommendations about optimal levels of investment in tobacco control (17.6).