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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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Ochsner’s Healthy State 2030 uses community-first approach to improve life for Louisianans | Sponsored: Cox Business

Editor’s Note This article is brought to you by Cox Business. Ochsner is embracing its role as a Louisiana medical leader by spearheading a long-term effort to improve the state’s lowly health rankings. The main goal of Ochsner’s Healthy State 2030 initiative is to see Louisiana move into the top 40 in the nation in America’s Health Rankings, where it has consistently placed at the very bottom. To achieve this goal, the health system has launched its own efforts and is partnering with business leaders, educational institutions, […]

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Africa: Tobacco Harm Reduction in Africa: Has The Revolution Started?

On January 20th, 2022, the virtual Harm Reduction Exchange took place with two panels of discussions that were held around the hot topic of Harm Reduction. The first https://allafrica.com/stories/202201270843.htmladdressed risk reduction in various areas such as cancer, skin bleaching and drug use,whilst the second one addressed more specifically Tobacco Harm Reduction. This event was organized by Integra Africa (Pan-African Brand and Strategy consulting company) in collaboration with Philip Morris International (PMI). During the second panel discussion, Dr KgosiLetlape from South Africa could not have made it clearer. […]

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Bill aims to ban statewide sale of flavored tobacco products

DENVER — A bipartisan group of Colorado lawmakers has introduced a bill to ban the sale of flavored nicotine products in the state. The bill comes in the wake of an attempt by the city of Denver to make a similar move that passed but was then vetoed by Mayor Michael Hancock. City council was not able to muster the votes to override the veto. In his veto explanation, Hancock said this was more of a statewide issue, since a ban in Denver would still leave the […]

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