Deaths and taxes: stronger global tobacco control by 2025

Deaths and taxes: stronger global tobacco control by 2025

A new commentary by CGHR Director Prabhat Jha in The Lancet discusses prudent policy for the fight against tobacco worldwide. Tobacco taxes are the most effective and rapid method of reducing tobacco-related mortality on a global scale.

“Effective tobacco control over the next decade requires priority actions to increase excise taxes, while expanding coverage of plain packaging and bans on public smoking and on tobacco advertising, sponsorship, and promotion.”

“10 years ago the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) entered into force, and more than 170 countries have now signed this treaty.1 This anniversary marks an appropriate time to review progress on global tobacco control.”

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