WHO:Sharing best practices on NCDs: Tobacco control in the Philippines

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To address its obligations under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the Philippines passed its landmark Sin Tax Law in 2012. The tax tackles NCDs on multiple fronts: first by raising prices leading to reduced tobacco consumption, and second by providing a source of
sustainable financing for the country’s healthcare system. The revenues generated from the tax are earmarked by the Government of Philippines for primary healthcare and community services, thereby increasing the quality of and access to public healthcare facilities for families.

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