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  1. International Monetary Fund. How does the IMF encourage greater fiscal transparency? Fact sheet. Washington: IMF, April 4, 2012. Available on-line.
  2. See http://www.who.int/fctc/reporting/party_reports/en/index.html.
  3. World Bank. Curbing the epidemic. Governments and the economics of tobacco control. Washington, DC : World Bank, 1999. This report was published some time ago, but it is not outdated. You can explain that it provided much of the evidence for the FCTC. Plus, it remains the single most comprehensive examination of the economics of tobacco use. Available on-line.
  4. World Health Organization. WHO Technical Manual on Tobacco Tax Administration. Geneva: WHO, 2010. Available on-line.
  5. E.g. here .
  6. See for example this 2010 press release from Cancer Council Victoria.
  7. Document FCTC/COP/5/8, Draft guidelines for the implementation of Article 6 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Report of the working group Available on-line.
  8. Decision FCTC/COP5(7). Set of guiding principles and recommendations for implementation of Article 6 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
  9. WHO Technical Manual, op. cit.
  10. FCTC/COP5(7), 3.1. Available on-line.
  11. FCTC/COP5(7), 3.3. Available on-line.
  12. Another factor in Uruguay was rising household income which far outpaced increases in tobacco prices. See Ramos-Carbajales A, Curti D. Política fiscal, asequibilidad y efectos cruzados de precios en la demanda de productos de tabaco: el caso de Uruguay.[Fiscal policy, affordability and cross effects in the demand for tobacco products: the case of Uruguay]. Salud Publica de México 2010ñ 52 suppl 2:S186-S196. Available on-line.
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  16. The term “Laffer Curve” is often used with respect to income tax, and refers to the idea that tax rate increases beyond a certain level lead to declines in revenue – at a 100% income tax rate, nobody would have any financial incentive to work at all, for example.
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  25. Canada’s settlements are available on-line.
  26. For example, see EU agreement with Philip Morris from 2004, available on-line.
  27. http://www.transformtobacco.com/Pages/Taxes.aspx
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  31. For example, W. Kip Viscusi, Cigarette Taxation and the Social Consequences of Smoking. In James Poterba, ed., Tax Policy and the Economy, National Bureau of Economic Research, Vol. 9 (1995), pp. 51-101. Available on-line.
  32. Available on-line.
  33. International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project.
  34. ITC. ITC China Summary. February 2009.
  35. See, for example, the study on the costs of exposure to second-hand smoke by the U.S. Society of Actuaries, available on-line.
  36. Jha P et al. Social inequalities in male mortality, and in male mortality from smoking: indirect estimation from national death rates in England and Wales, Poland, and North America. Lancet, 2006. 368 (9533):367-370. Online at: Social inequalities in male mortality, and in male mortality from smoking: indirect estimation from national death rates in England and Wales, Poland, and North America.
  37. World Bank, 1999, op. cit.
  38. E.g. “Inflationary and anti-poor”.
  39. Tobacco Tax Administration Manual, pp. 94-95.
  40. United Nations General Assembly. Political declaration of the High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable diseases. September 2011. Online .
  41. Van Walbeek C. A simulation model to predict the fiscal and public health impact of a change in cigarette excise taxes. Tobacco Control 2010;19:31-36.

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