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Better Fiscal Policy for Health

Most deaths in low- and middle-income countries are caused by non-communicable diseases such as cancers, diabetes, heart disease and injuries. Many of these deaths could be avoided by reducing smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and high-sugar diets. Uniquely placed at the intersection of the health policy, research, and finance communities, CGD aims to advance understanding of this problem, the industries that promote these products, and the cost-effectiveness of public policies. Our experts are also involved in high level international efforts to promote effective pro-health fiscal policies such as excise taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and sugary beverages.

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