Can tobacco excise taxes be a boon for NCD financing?

While several countries have begun allocating part of taxes levied on tobacco products to NCD control, prevention and treatment, they remain the minority. But the experience in these few countries shows the promise of tobacco excise taxes in helping tackle NCDs.

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  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.