Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Tobacco taxation

Healthier people - healthier budgets

How do we work?

Following a request from a country's Ministry of Finance, our experts visit the country to familiarize themselves with the national situation and offer policy suggestions. Data is collected and the TaXSiM is used to model the country's specific needs in order to achieve the government's aims and objectives. Follow­ ing this visit, tax officials from the Ministry of Finance visit WHO's headquarters to prepare a country-specific tobacco tax manual.

We work in partnership with a large set of partners - from world renowned experts and academics in the field of tobacco control economics and taxation, to governmental and multilateral institutions, philanthropies and nongovernmental organizations.