World No Tobacco Day 2014: Raise Taxes on Tobacco


Higher tobacco taxes = fewer smokers, less death and healthier communities

Every May 31, the World Health Organization promotes an important tobacco control measure to save lives. Find out more about this year’s theme, tobacco taxation and our taxation research, through this multi-part series. WHO also offers World No Tobacco Day information and graphics.

Part 1: Why Tobacco Taxation Matters

Video: Why Tobacco Taxation Matters

Part 2: TPackSS: Cigarette Price and Tax

Cigarette Price and Tax: World No Tobacco Day 2014

Part 3: IGTC Tobacco Taxation Research Highlights

The Political Economy of Tobacco Control in the Philippines: Trade, Foreign Direct Investment and Taxation
This report evaluates the intersection of public health and economic policymaking in tobacco control, focusing on policy in the Philippines. The research was led by Dr. Jeffrey Drope at the American Cancer Society, supported by an award from IGTC with funding from the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. 

Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts
Module 4: Economics

This module, part of our larger training, reviews the key evidence on tobacco taxes and on the economic effectiveness of specific tobacco control strategies, including taxes and other non-price measures. Key lectures include Tobacco Taxation and Best Practices in Tobacco Taxation, both by Frank J. Chaloupka, PhD.

Part 4: Challenges to Tobacco Taxation

Implementing tobacco taxes may not be not enough. Our final WNTD piece highlights the current fight to keep effective tax policies in place in Mexico. Read the story.

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