Tackling socioeconomic inequalities in smoking: learning from natural experiments by time trend analyses and cross-national comparisons

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 278273-2
EC contribution
: € 1,795,000.00
: 36 months
Starting date
: 01/01/2012
: Smoking, inequalities, policies, international comparisons, trend studies, natural experiments, taxes, tobacco control, socioeconomic factors
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For any strategy aimed to reduce socioeconomic inequities in health in Europe, it is vital to tackle the large and widening inequalities in smoking. However, there is only limited evidence on effectiveness of tobacco control policies in terms of reducing inequalities. Especially lacking are evaluations of the effects of policies that have actually been implemented in different European countries.

The aim of SILNE is to analyse various “natural policy experiments” within Europe with the aim to generate new empirical evidence on the effectiveness of possible strategies to reduce inequalities in smoking.

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