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FCTC Evaluation: Sri Lanka’s Price and Tax Measures to Reduce the Demand for Tobacco

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the world’s first public health treaty and was adopted by the WHO in 2003 at the 56th World Health Assembly. Article 6 of the FCTC focuses on the use of tobacco taxation and pricing as an important measure for reducing the demand for tobacco.

This research briefing note evaluates Sri Lanka’s compliance with each of the recommendations in Article 6 of the FCTC for both cigarettes and other tobacco products (OTPs). The note also provides interventions to improve compliance with FCTC Article 6.

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