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Tobacco Taxation Can Help Finance Development, Health Initiatives

World Bank’s “Voices”: Taxing tobacco and the new vision for financing development
Patricio V. Marquez, lead health specialist who is heading the Global Tobacco Control Initiative at the World Bank Group, discusses tobacco taxes as an innovative approach to funding development, writing, “The time has arrived to make tobacco taxation an important source of domestic resource mobilization that has the potential to generate substantial health and social welfare dividends across the world” (4/18).