Tag Archives: Cancer

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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Bright Health follows rival Oscar Health down IPO path

Bright Health Group is officially going public, joining its rivals Oscar Health and Clover Health. The insurance technology startup filed preliminary paperwork for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, which shows it has set its maximum aggregate offering price at $100 million — though that is likely a placeholder figure until the company prices its shares. Bright Health will apply to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “BHG”. Rumors of an IPO filing have followed the Minneapolis-based company […]

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