The Tobacco Tax Program of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) participated in the “Malnutrition, Poverty, and Tobacco Consumption” Seminar last 23 February 2016 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Jakarta. The seminar was co-organized by the Demographic Institute – Faculty of Economics and Business University of Indonesia and SEATCA.
The main objective of the seminar is to disseminate the urgency of tobacco control in combating malnutrition and poverty to achieve Sustainable Development Goals among academicians, research institute, international agency, and policy makers.
At the seminar, Ms. Sophapan Ratanachena, SEATCA’s Tobacco Tax Program Manager presented on the topic of “Effective Tobacco Taxation to Reduce Poverty and Achieve SDGs”.
The seminar was attended by more than 50 participants from the government agencies such as the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance and National Statistics Office, civil society organizations, research institutes and non-governmental organizations in Indonesia.
SEATCA’s press release about Ms. Ratanachena’s talk can be accessed here.