Tobacco Taxes Important To Countries’ Domestic Revenue, Health Agendas, Experts Say At CGD Roundtable
Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Maybe Tobacco Taxes Aren’t So Special After All
William Savedoff, senior fellow at CGD, highlights a recent CGD “roundtable discussion focused on the political economy of raising tobacco taxes in low- and middle-income countries, with special attention to successes (like the Philippines) and failures (like Vietnam).” Savedoff focuses on the conversation over tobacco taxes, concluding, “It is time for the major international financial institutions to give higher level attention to tobacco taxes as an important part of both the domestic revenue agenda and the health agenda” (11/4).
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