SimSmoke (Georgetown)

SimSmoke Tobacco Control Policy Simulation Model

Basic Model Attributes
Cancer siteLung
Note This model was formerly called the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) Model.
Host institution Georgetown University
Purpose The SimSmoke tobacco control simulation model is a discrete Markov model that projects smoking prevalence and smoking-attributable deaths in the absence of policy change, and then estimates the effect of tobacco control policies on those outcomes. The model has been described in a series of more than 50 articles, and has been shown to predict well at the nation (more than 20) and state (10) level. The policy effects are based on published reviews of the literature and the advice of an expert panel.
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