The Big Idea: Tobacco Taxation 101

Behind the scenes of the first episode of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Facebook LIVE series The Big Idea.

Dr. Chaloupka was interviewed by Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Jo Birckmayer on February 23, 2017, in New York City.  This was Bloomberg Philanthropies’ first Facebook LIVE episode in a new series called The Big Idea.  They discussed the basics of tobacco taxation and why it is such an important policy tool to reduce the death and disease caused by tobacco use worldwide.  Dr. Chaloupka also authored a blog post for Bloomberg Philanthropies describing 5 Things You Should Know About Tobacco Taxes.

Dr. Chaloupka and a team of our tobacco tax policy experts recently joined with other global health organizations as core partners of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. Our goal is to help accelerate the Initiative’s work on increasing tobacco taxes globally by working with local think tanks in low- and middle-income countries.  To learn more about our new project with Bloomberg, see our news release.