Using Fiscal Policy to Prevent Non-Communicable Diseases

This presentation was given by Frank J. Chaloupka at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 14, 2016. The presentation covers the following topics:

  • Health & economic impact of non-communicable diseases
  • Rationale for taxation to address NCDs
  • Impact of tobacco, alcohol, and sugary beverage taxes on use and consequences of use
  • Myths and facts about economic impact of taxes