WHO: Stepped up government tax action needed to curb tobacco epidemic
Too few governments levy appropriate levels of tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. They therefore miss out on a proven, low-cost measure to curb demand for tobacco, save lives and generate funds for stronger health services, according to the "WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic 2015".
Speakers (in order of appearance):
- Dr. Douglas Bettcher, Director – Department for Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases, WHO
- Dr. Susan Mercado, Director, Division of NCD and Health through the Life-Course, WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
- Dr. Vinayak Prasad, WHO's Tobacco Economics Team
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