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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"The focus of this conference is much more squarely on the tobacco industry – the vector of this epidemic – which continues to obstruct, delay, frustrate and prevent tobacco control measures." Prof Judith Mackay @VitalStrat on @WCTOH2018 https://t.co/LwPMOHQnBg #NoTobacco https://t.co/XnEHr4ODt5

Hear Anne Jones, OAM, talk about how @WCTOH2018 will be different from previous conferences: https://t.co/XeSmvbmhfq #WCTOH2018 #NoTobacco

Plain tobacco packaging, smoking cessation policies, digital therapeutics and World No Tobacco Day 2018 are just some of the subjects of @WCTOH2018 satellite sessions. Go to the full programme to find out more: https://t.co/kyh1d3Xzg4 #PlainPacks #WCTOH2018 #NoTobacco https://t.co/P68s3rKylg

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