Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

WHO tobacco tax training workshop for Ministry of Finance officials

Place: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: 26-30 March 2012

The WHO Tobacco Free Initiative is holding a tobacco tax training workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, from 26-30 March 2012. The Finance Ministries of 11 countries from the South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions will be sending officials to participate. This will be the fifth in a series of tobacco tax workshops by WHO following similar regional workshops in Turkey, Africa, Manila, and for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The Bangkok workshop is being co-hosted by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and will serve to strengthen the technical capacity of tax administrations as they act to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their tobacco tax systems to achieve public health and finance objectives.

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