Health Promotion Forum
Health Excises as Novel Instruments to Improve Health and Well-being: The Case of Sugar Sweetened Beverage Taxes
Organized by the TAX Team (HQ/HEP/HPR/TAX) in collaboration with IMF, WB, Center for Global Development and WHO NFS
The session will discuss the importance of using excise tax policies in promoting health and well-being, with particular focus on sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a tool to prevent unhealthy weight gain and noncommunicable diseases. It aims to advance the ongoing debate on SSB excises by presenting the latest evidence and discussing practical considerations for the efficient implementation of SSB taxes and other food taxes as an NCD prevention tool.