Systematic review of the link between tobacco and poverty This publication provides an update to the Systematic review of the link between tobacco and poverty published by WHO in 2011. It aims to reassess the difference in smoking prevalence across socioeconomic status categories. The new results confirm again that tobacco prevalence increases as income level goes down.
WHO engagement with Member States on tobacco taxation The World Health Organization (WHO) has engaged with Ministry of Finance (MoF) officials from a large number of countries around the world to provide technical assistance to Member States on tobacco taxation. This document summarizes the country-level engagements, regional and country tax seminars and meetings since 2007, and recent outcomes in 2012– 2013 and 2013–2014 in tobacco tax policy changes in the countries that WHO has provided support.