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Campaigners want tobacco tax doubled

An anti-smoking body is calling on the government to double tobacco tax in a bid to reduce the overall smoking rate in Hong Kong. The current tax rate on a pack of cigarettes is about 63 percent. Doubling that would see the price of cigarettes sold in the territory rise from around HK$60 to HK$100. Vienna Lai Wai-yin, the executive director of the Council on Smoking and Health, said tobacco tax in the city was raised by 300 percent and 100 percent in 1983 and […]

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SKMT CEO proposes cancer tax on tobacco products

LAHORE:Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) acting CEO Dr Aasim Yusuf has proposed to impose cancer tax on tobacco consumption which might be used to spend on cancer-related issues. While speaking at a digital awareness session to mark the World ‘No Tobacco Day’ on May 31, 2021, Dr Aasim Yusuf said, “There are around 24 million people in Pakistan who use tobacco in some form. Successive governments have placed taxes on cigarettes which discourage youth from initiating cigarette smoking and encourage current smokers to quit. However, the revenue […]

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Austin seeking committee to address Indiana health care costs | Local News

ANDERSON — Four of the five area members of the Indiana General Assembly took part in the Third House on Thursday. Lawmakers discussed topics including health care reform, the governor’s emergency powers and the state budget during the forum sponsored by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters. Rep. Terri Austin, D-Anderson, said a top issue is control of health care costs in Indiana. “We need to look at all aspects of the health care delivery system,” she said. “We need to start with […]

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