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J Health Econ. 2008 Jul;27(4):930-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2008.02.010. Epub 2008 Mar 8.

The impact of tobacco advertising bans on consumption in developing countries.

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  • Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch, Cape Town 7701, South Africa. evan.blecher@uct.ac.za

Abstract

Tobacco advertising bans have become commonplace in developed nations but are less prevalent in developing countries. The importance of advertising bans as part of comprehensive tobacco control strategies has been emphasised by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control which calls for comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising. The empirical literature suggests that comprehensive advertising bans have played a role in reducing consumption in developed countries but that limited policies have not. This paper extends this analysis to include 30 developing countries and finds that bans do play an important role in reducing tobacco consumption in these countries. It finds that both comprehensive as well as limited policies are effective in reducing consumption although comprehensive bans have a far greater impact than limited ones. Furthermore, it finds that advertising bans may be even more effective in the developing world than they are in the developed world.

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