PH sin tax campaign a global model, says WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has cited the Philippines’ efforts to impose higher taxes on alcohol and tobacco products as an international model of promoting health and reducing noncommunicable diseases.


In a report about the Philippines’ groundbreaking efforts to tax so-called sin products, the WHO said the Duterte administration’s method of preventing noncommunicable, or lifestyle, diseases was “relatively cheap and cost-effective.”


The campaign to collect more taxes from sin products identified “which policy packages provide the greatest return on investment,” WHO added.


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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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