Prof Tony Blakely, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
Tuesday June 23 2015, 12:30-13:30
MRC Epidemiology Unit Meeting rooms, Level 3, Institute of Metabolic Sciences, Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre (ATC). Direction to Addenbrooke’s Hospital here and look for ‘ATC’ in the bottom left of this map.About the talk
Does tobacco tax gain health, reduce health inequalities and save costs in the health system? And how far into the future do these gains and savings occur?Do food taxes and subsidies gain health and save costs? And how reliable is such modelling?This address these questions, presenting results from a tobacco tax multistate lifetable model, and presenting preliminary findings – and in particular methodological challenges – for modelling food taxes and subsidies. The presentation will be of interest to:
Tobacco tax: example of resultsFor a scenario of 10% tax increases per annum from 2011 to 2031:
About Professor Blakely
Professor Tony Blakely is an epidemiologist at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand. He directs the Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness programme (BODE3). He has a strong interest in epidemiological methods, and policy engagement. Read more here.