Tobacco taxation: Strategies to expand the single most effective tobacco control policy

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Course Overview

This course will explore the importance of why cancer organisations must include tobacco taxation in their mission as a key strategic intervention to reduce smoking-related cancers, and will help participants build a strategy that they can include in their day-to-day work. While we know tobacco taxation – one of the WHO’s best-buys on Non-Communicable diseases - to be a hugely impactful intervention that can save millions of lives, it is sadly still also one of the most underused.  This course seeks to reverse this trend and support cancer organisations to understand the tobacco taxation situation in their country, engage the appropriate country-level stakeholders and equip them with tools to counter frequent arguments against tax increases.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at senior staff with decision-making authority in cancer organisations in low- and middle-income countries who interact (or would like to) with government / decision-makers as part of their work and who want to expand their knowledge of tobacco tax, in order to speak competently and persuasively about tobacco tax as a cancer control tool

Course Timeline

May - June 2020 Applications open
15-30 June 2020 Review of applications and notification of selected participants
July - October 2020 Master course delivery
Meet the course faculty

Course Leaders

Jacqui Drope

Title: Managing Director Global Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
Organisation: American Cancer Society

Bekki Field

Title: Senior Programme Lead International Cancer Prevention
Organisation: Cancer Research UK

Last update: 
Monday 18 May 2020