Social Costs of Smoking in NSW

Date Commenced:
February 2016
Project Supporters:

Sax Institute contract research

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Project Members
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Conjoint Senior Lecturer
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Casual Academic
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Dr Ryan Courtney
Senior Lecturer
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Scientia Professor Louisa Degenhardt
Project Main Description

This project will estimate the social and economic costs related to tobacco use in NSW for 2014. Mortality and morbidity costs attributable to smoking will be estimated as will lost productivity, costs due to fires and the intangible costs due to mortality attributable to smoking. Also included are expenditures on services and programs to prevent or stop smoking and taxation revenues. Using these data, a model will be developed to explore the impact on social costs as the prevalence of smoking changes. 

Project Supporters

Sax Institute contract research

Project Collaborators: External

Catherine Kellick
Sax Institute

Anita Dessaix
The Cancer Institute NSW

Tim Harrold
Department of Health NSW

Natasha Hayes
Department of Health NSW

Donna Perez
The Cancer Institute NSW

Sandra Rickards
The Cancer Institute NSW

Katarzyna Bochynska
The Cancer Institute NSW

Gersom Santos
The Cancer Institute NSW

Project Status
Date Commenced
February 2016

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