Tobacco Control Policy Analysis in China: Economics and Health

Tobacco Control Policy Analysis in China: Economics and Health

by Teh-wei Hu
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World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated


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Tobacco Control Policy Analysis in China: Economics and Health

This is the first book that analyzes tobacco control policies in China from the perspectives of economics and health. For readers interested in the economic aspects of tobacco control policy issues not only in China but also in other developing countries, this book provides a comprehensive analytical and empirical framework addressing key debated issues.This book covers a range of interesting topics from the prevalence of smoking in China, health and economic burden of smoking in China, demand for cigarettes and taxation in China, the role of tobacco on farming, the tobacco industry and the World Trade Organization, poverty and smoking in China, to future challenges of tobacco control for the Chinese government.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789812706072
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Series: Series On Contemporary China Series
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     v
Preface     ix
List of Contributors     xvii
Introduction   Teh-wei Hu     1
Tobacco Use and its Consequences     11
Prevalence of Smoking in China   Gonghuan Yang     13
Tobacco Control Programs in China   Anita H. Lee   Yuan Jiang     33
Chinese Physicians: Smoking Behavior, and their Smoking Cessation Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice   Michael Ong   Yuan Jiang   Elisa Tong   Yan Yang   Quan Gan   Teh-wei Hu     57
Disease Burden from Smoking and Passive Smoking in China   Quan Gan   Kirk R. Smith   S. Katharine Hammond   Teh-wei Hu     83
Economic Burden of Smoking in China   Hai-Yen Sung   Liping Wang   Shuigao Jin   Teh-wei Hu   Yuan Jiang     105
Demand for Cigarettes and Household Expenditures Analysis     127
The Demand for Cigarettes in China   Zhengzhong Mao   Hai-Yen Sung   Teh-wei Hu   Gonghuan Yang     129
Smoking, Standard of Living, and Poverty in China   Teh-wei Hu   Zhengzhong Mao   Yuanli Liu   Joy de Beyer   Michael Ong     159
Cigarette Smoking and Poverty in China   Yuanli Liu   Keqin Rao   Teh-wei Hu   Qi Sun   Zhengzhong Mao     173
Supply of Tobacco     187
The Role of Government in Tobacco Leaf Production in China: National and Local Interventions   Teh-wei Hu   Zhengzhong Mao   Hesheng Jiang   Ming Tao   Ayda Yurekli     189
China's Tobacco Industry and the World Trade Organization   Elisa Tong   Ming Tao   Qiuzhi Xue   Teh-wei Hu     211
Cigarette Taxation     245
Effects of Cigarette Tax on Cigarette Consumption and the Chinese Economy   Teh-wei Hu   Zhengzhong Mao     247
Cigarette Taxation in China: Lessons from International Experiences   Teh-wei Hu     259
Earmarked Tobacco Taxes: The US Experience   Teh-wei Hu   Xiao-peng Xu   Theodore Keeler     277
Policy Directions     303
China at the Crossroads: The Economics of Tobacco and Health   Teh-wei Hu   Zhengzhong Mao   Michael Ong   Elisa Tong   Ming Tao   Hesheng Jiang   S. Katharine Hammond   Kirk R. Smith   Joy de Beyer    Ayda Yurekli     305
Index     321

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