Tobacco Taxation Can Reduce Smoking, Raise Public Revenues But Remains Underutilized Public Health Tool

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Tobacco Tax: A Win-win Measure for Public Health
Jean Paullin, program officer for the tobacco initiative at the Gates Foundation, and Amy Jerrett, associate program officer with the program advocacy and communications team at the foundation, discuss the WHO’s recently released “Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic-2015, which highlights the important work in countries around the world to implement tobacco control policy,” and they highlight tobacco taxation as an underutilized prevention tool that can reduce smoking and raise public revenues (7/7).