Global Task Force Calls for Alcohol, Tobacco Tax Increase

The Task Force on Fiscal Policy for health recommends tax increases to curb the harm of NCDs. They suggest through research to increase taxes high enough to bring up the price by 50% on alcohol and tobacco as well as sugary drinks. Tobacco use, obesity and alcohol consumption are three leading risk factors for the development of NCDs. A powerful tool to reduce the harm by use of these products is tax policy…