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Health taxes: a primer

Fact sheet

World Health Organization (WHO)

18 Nov 2019

Health taxes: a primer summarizes the evidence on the health and economic impact of health taxes (those imposed on products with a negative public health impact like tobacco, alcohol, sugar-sweetened beverages and fossil fuels). These taxes result in healthier populations and generate revenues for the budget even in the presence of illicit trade/evasion. 

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