Programme highlights: Tobacco Taxation

The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health programme includes sessions that explore a vital public health tool, tobacco taxation.

Comprehensive tobacco tax policy is the most powerful way to cut rates of tobacco use, yet few countries follow WHO FCTC recommendations on tobacco tax.

Prof Patricia Lambert from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids talks about effective taxation and its power to reduce tobacco use:

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