Looking Backward and Looking Forward: Lessons Learned from Alcohol and Tobacco Taxes and Implications for Obesity Prevention

The Looking Backward and Looking Forward presentation give at the American Pubilc Health Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, reviews the evidence on the impact of tobacco taxes on tobacco use and its consequences, the evidence on the impact of alcoholic beverage taxes on drinking and its consequences, and the potential for using taxes to promote healthy eating and reduce obesity.