The Best Health Policy
in the World

January 28th @ 11:00am
Topics of Merritt
The Best Health Policy in the World

Michal Trzesimiech, Founder of the Policy Entrepreneurship Network and the Polish Foundation for Effective Altruism, will discuss his research-based battle against the tobacco industry. Every year, tobacco still kills up to half of its users worldwide. The most cost-effective way to reduce tobacco use, Trzesimiech argues, is to raise taxes. In a country like Ukraine, a tax that raises tobacco prices by 10% helps tens to hundreds of thousands of people abstain from smoking and live much longer and healthier lives. Come hear about and discuss the policy-based effort that, dollar per life, might just be the best health policy in the world.