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UCT_Upper_Campus_landscape_viewWelcome to the Economics of Tobacco Control Project website. This project is hosted by the South African Labour and Development Research Unit at the School of Economics, University of Cape Town in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the African Capacity Building Foundation.

The aim of this project is to expand current research efforts in the economics of tobacco control and to enhance the knowledge of economic and tax issues among tobacco control advocates and policymakers to strengthen support for tobacco tax and price increases in sub-Saharan Africa.

These expanded efforts will increase the quantity and quality of research on the economics of tobacco control in the region, facilitate the growth of a new generation of tobacco control economics researchers and contribute to the creation of a centre of research excellence in sub-Saharan Africa.