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World No Tobacco Day: Despite bans, smoking still a burden for Turkey

Turkey is among the leading countries in the world that have an effective ban on smoking, but health care expenditure for diseases linked to smoking still trouble the country For a country with an entrenched habit of smoking across all generations, Turke
Daily Sabah (tr)
added Jun 1, 2018 13:41
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[UK] SUMMERS: Taxes for health: evidence clears the air

Tobacco and alcohol taxes consistently raise prices, reduce consumption, and save lives, while generating additional revenues to support public services...I have agreed to co-chair the Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health with Michael Bloomberg that wil
The Lancet (uk)
added May 27, 2018 20:37
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Association between tax structure and cigarette consumption: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project [FREE FULL TEXT]

study provides important empirical evidence of a relationship between tax structure and cigarette consumption. ... The results are consistent with existing evidence and suggest that a uniform and specific tax structure is the most effective tax structure
Tobacco Control
added May 25, 2018 11:37
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Strong government commitment helps achieving a significant decline in tobacco smoking in Uruguay

A study conducted in Uruguay by the Ministry of Health and the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) reveals that Uruguay has significantly reduced smoking over the past nine years, viz. smoking rates have dropped by more than 13 percent among adults - from
Asian Tribune
added May 18, 2018 05:08
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Kentucky smokers will soon pay more for cigarettes, but smoke-free advocates say it's not enough

The 50-cent-per-pack tax increase brings the total tax per pack to $1.10. The increase fell short of the proposed $1 per pack desired by smoke-free advocates who considered the tax increase a stepping stone to their long-term goal of a statewide comprehe
WCPO (Cincinnati, OH)
added May 3, 2018 16:56
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Price of cigarettes should increase by 50% to £20 a pack to save more than 60 million lives worldwide, experts say

Increasing cigarette pack prices by 50 percent would cause around 67 million men from the world's poorest countries to quit smoking, a Canadian study found. Low-income earners would have a 7.7 times greater quit rate than those with the highest salaries
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 12, 2018 19:42
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Cigarette Tax Hike Could Ease Poverty for Millions Worldwide: Study

The researchers from the Global Tobacco Economics Consortium used a computer model to predict how a 50 percent cigarette tax increase would affect health and poverty in 13 middle-income countries with a total 500 million male smokers. Such a tax hike w
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 12, 2018 19:26
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Higher cigarette prices would help millions avoid poor health and extreme poverty

The findings show that people on low incomes have the most to gain, and the researchers say modest action by many governments "could yield unprecedented health gains and poverty reduction." Based on current patterns, smoking will be responsible for abo
EurekAlert
added Apr 11, 2018 23:50
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STILL NEED MEASURES TO REDUCE SMOKING, TOBACCO USE IN KENTUCKY

The budget passed by the legislature today includes only a 50-cent increase on cigarettes. We appreciate that this was a difficult vote for many legislators in Kentucky. However, evidence shows that a $1 or higher increase in Kentucky’s cigarette tax wo
BereaOnline.com
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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Potential health impact of strong tobacco control policies in 11 South Eastern WHO European Region countries

The projections show that large health effects can be achieved and the results can be used as an advocacy tool towards acceleration of the enforcement of tobacco control laws in WHO European Region countries.
European Journal of Public Health
added Mar 26, 2018 14:59
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