Menu

Turning Cutting-Edge Tobacco Research into Sound Health Policy

Image for Turning Cutting-Edge Tobacco Research into Sound Health Policy

By gathering substantial research on the benefits of increasing the tax on tobacco in China and disseminating these findings to policymakers, there was an increased willingness to use taxation as a tool for tobacco control. Extensive research and simulations demonstrated that an increase of 1 RMB (.15 USD) in excise taxes on cigarettes would save 3 million lives and raise RMB 64.9 billion (9.5 billion USD) in additional revenue for the government. CITC’s recommendation was adopted by the WHO, the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Bank. China subsequently raised its tobacco tax in 2009 and 2015, which will create long term health benefits for both smokers and their communities impacted by second-hand smoke.

Work With Us

You change the world. We do the rest. Explore fiscal sponsorship at PHI.

Bring Your Work to PHI

Support Us

Together, we can accelerate our response to public health’s most critical issues.

Donate

Find Employment

Begin your career at the Public Health Institute.

See Jobs

two people looking at camera, with arms around each other and masks. his jacket says lions

Close

13 funders join PHI in COVID equity initiative, Together Toward Health

Together Toward Health will connect with community based organizations to expand workforce development opportunities for Californians most impacted by COVID-19, and create and amplify public outreach efforts to reduce its spread.

Find out more

Continue to PHI.org