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May 2022
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New interactive site on taxing tobacco in West Africa

For more than 30 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated May 31 as World No Tobacco Day, which aims to inform the public of the danger of using tobacco, the leading preventable cause of death in the world.On this day, we’re pleased to share with you our new website Taxing Tobacco in West…

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October 2021
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Progress and setbacks on tobacco control in Africa

This week, the first Africa Conference on Tobacco Control and Development is being held. The aim of the conference is to connect researchers, policymakers, advocates, students and members of the public who are interested in tobacco control on the continent. It’s a platform to share information on some of the tobacco control work conducted in…

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June 2020
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Our new resource page on tobacco taxation

May 31st was World No Tobacco Day. Every year, tobacco use causes more than 8 million deaths globally, and 80% of the world’s smokers live in low- and middle-income countries. The costs of tobacco are high in terms of the negative impacts on public health and the economy. Increasing taxes on tobacco is the most…

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2 May 2019
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Launch of project on tobacco tax reform in West Africa

On May 2nd 2019, the workshop launching the “Tobacco Tax Reforms to Promote Economic Development in West Africa” project ​​was held in Dakar. The project aims to empower ECOWAS decision-makers with rigorous, independent research to strengthen tobacco control policies in the region. The event was attended by government officials, researchers, and civil society representatives interested…

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