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  • Towards Smoking Cessation: Expanding Sri Lanka's 'Tobacco-Free Zones' 

    Madurawala, Sunimalee (Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, 2021-05-31)
    Sri Lanka has experienced a significant fall in the overall smoking rate among males - from 40.5% in 2005 to 28.4% in 2018. Yet worryingly, tobacco smoking prevalence is significantly high among certain groups (referred to as ‘Last Mile Smokers’) and ...
  • Smoking, Poverty and the Economy: The Case for Stronger Tobacco Control Policies 

    Lanka, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri (Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, 2021-03-29)
    Following the Economics of Tobacco Toolkit developed by the World Bank,4 the impact of a reduction in tobacco consumption on the national economy is assessed by using National Input-Output (I-O) tables. The analysis involves the following three main ...
  • Building Food System Resilience During Pandemics 

    Lanka, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri (Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, 2020-11-25)
    Among the many adverse spill over impacts unfolding in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the threat of rising food insecurity associated with the economic lockdown measures and supply chain disruptions can be considered as one of the most critical. ...
  • International Mobility Beyond Covid-19 

    Lanka, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri (Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, 2020-11-20)
    The rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic globally is partly a symptom of a highly integrated and interconnected world in an era of globalisation. Sri Lanka too is highly connected to various channels of international mobility such as ...

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