Healthier people - healthier budgets
What do we do?
The WHO Tobacco Control Economics team works with countries through Ministries of Finance to strengthen their tobacco tax systems. The team also carries out research on tobacco economics and tobacco taxation, develops tools and manuals to support research and policy development and surveys tobacco taxation.
We work with countries' Ministries of Finance to strengthen their technical and administration capacity so they can achieve:
- Effective tobacco tax administration
- Sustainable and higher tobacco tax revenues
- Reduction of tobacco use and improved health in the population
Research and surveillance
We collect and analyze data on tobacco prices and taxes and develop research on the economics of tobacco control.
We develop toolkits and manuals on taxation and the economics of tobacco control. The WHO TaXSiM, is used with Ministries of Finance to analyze their country's market and model the impact of different tobacco tax scenarios on price, consumption and revenue.