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The Tobacco Free Initiative Unit, Department of Sustainable Development and Environments, WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, would like to acknowledge Dr Shilpa Modi Pandav for her contribution. We also express our gratitude to all delegates of the Expert Group Meeting on Innovative Financing from Tobacco Taxation for Health Promotion held in SEARO, New Delhi, on 13–14 June 2011, for their valuable inputs.
This paper draws upon secondary sources of information such as existing literature, secondary level data and other empirical evidence to examine cases of how tobacco taxes have been used to finance health-care initiatives within and outside the WHO South-East Asia (SEA) Region. The draft paper was presented to the “Expert Group Meeting on Innovative Financing from Tobacco Taxation for Health Promotion”, held in the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, on 13-14 June 2011. The paper incorporates the inputs from and recommendations of the Expert Group Meeting.
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