The Single Best Health Policy in the World: Tobacco Taxes

The Single Best Health Policy in the World: Tobacco Taxes. Center for Global Development. Willaim D. Savedoff and Albert Alwang. June 3, 2015.

The single most cost-effective way to save lives in developing countries is in the hands of developing countries themselves: raising tobacco taxes. In fact, raising tobacco taxes is better than cost-effective. It saves lives while increasing revenues and saving poor households money when their members quit smoking, according to the report. [Notes: contains copyrighted material].

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