People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
At COP6 in 2014, Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) adopted guidelines on FCTC Article 6, dealing with price and tax measures. The guidelines mark the first time that governments came together and agreed on what makes – and what doesn’t make – good tobacco tax policy.
Despite the claims of the tobacco industry, tobacco taxes are a win-win for governments: they save lives while generating much needed revenue.
Download the fact sheet, created for World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2015:
- Now is the best time to raise taxes on tobacco
- Le moment est venu d'augmenter les taxes sur le tabac
- Ahora es el mejor momento para incrementar impuestos al tabaco