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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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Governor Mills’ flavored tobacco ban, state bailout is dead wrong

When President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, he provided state and local governments over $350 billion in much-needed assistance. That money was supposed to kickstart local businesses. Instead, Governor Janet Mills and politicians in Augusta are using the money to cover themselves while knowingly destroying small business. Right now, Governor Mills and members of the legislature are trying to pass LD 1550, a bill which would ban all forms of flavored tobacco sales entirely in Maine to curb smoking among children, so they say. In her […]

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Use of new tobacco products hits record high among youth smokers, HKU Youth Quitline survey finds – India Education | Latest Education News India | Global Educational News

Use of new tobacco products hits record high among youth smokers, HKU Youth Quitline survey finds – India Education | Latest Education News India | Global Educational News | Recent Educational News Home International News Use of new tobacco products hits record high among youth smokers, HKU Youth Quitline survey finds Source link

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Tobacco giant Philip Morris sees a future without cigarettes — but there’s a catch | Business

The Los Angeles Times The maker of Marlboro and other cigarette brands has a new mission: getting the world’s 1 billion smokers to quit smoking. You read that right. Philip Morris International is trying to persuade customers to switch to its heated tobacco products, which it claims are safer alternatives because they are smoke-free. Eventually, the company hopes, governments will regulate cigarettes out of existence altogether. Given Big Tobacco’s long history of distortions and misleading the public, some skepticism is in order. Although the FDA has authorized […]

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