Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

WHO Tobacco Tax Symposium

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 24-26 June 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened a symposium on tobacco taxation for over 20 colleagues from the WHO Regional and Country Offices, economists partnering with WHO, and select Ministry of Finance officials. The participants cover a range of countries from Africa, the America’s, Eastern-Mediterranean, South-East Asia, and Western Pacific regions. The Ministries of Finance represented include China, Egypt, the Philippines and Thailand. The objectives of the symposium are to:

  • share evidence and knowledge regarding developments in the tobacco market and taxation;
  • build technical and analytical capacity in the regions; and
  • develop roadmaps for collaborative country and regional engagement.