Headlines Tagged with policy impact — 456 headlines found
Seven decades later and after losing more than one million Indians every year to tobacco use, it is pertinent that the Parliament rectifies this historical oversight and adds “tobacco” after “drinks” in Article 47 of the Constitution to pave the way for
Oct 5, 2017 The Statesman (in)
added Oct 5, 2017 13:23
The recent opinion piece (“My Voice: Why sin taxes fail”) published by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, erroneously claims that raising the state’s excise tax on tobacco would fail to produce significant benefits. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Oct 5, 2017 Sioux Falls (SD) Argus-Leader
added Oct 5, 2017 12:54
India's overall population of tobacco smokers is set to shrink by nearly 12 per cent during the decade ending 2025, but sharp population increases might lead to higher numbers of smokers in some states like Bengal and Bihar, a study has suggested. The st
Oct 4, 2017 The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Oct 5, 2017 12:19
The result is a real culture shift and a sharp drop in smoking rates to record lows. However far too much variation still exists - including in Greater Manchester where 18.4% of adults smoke compared to 15.5% nationally. This is why we need local app
Oct 4, 2017 Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 5, 2017 11:59
Tobacco Tax Reform A Multisectoral Perspective AT THE CROSSROADS OF HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT (PDF) (228pp)
This report provides decision support for policy makers on tobacco tax reform, as well as analytical and empirical tools for using tobacco excise taxes to save lives and increase government revenues. The report sets forth the public health, economic, a
Oct 4, 2017 World Bank
added Oct 4, 2017 11:22
The government had oversimplified the problem by assuming price hikes would decrease the cigarette consumption in lower income families. However, with cheaper alternatives available, the citizens turned to illegal cigarettes with price tags of RM3 – RM8..
Oct 4, 2017 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
added Oct 4, 2017 00:54
This month is ‘Stoptober’, the annual government-backed campaign to persuade smokers to give up tobacco for good. This year, for the first time, the organisers have taken the decision to endorse vaping as an effective tool to help smoking addicts quit.
Oct 3, 2017 The Spectator (uk)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:49
The Penn State Smoke Free/Tobacco Free Task Force, in an effort to enhance the health of the entire Penn State community, has concluded its evaluation of options and is recommending to make Penn State a tobacco-free University. The findings of the task f
Oct 2, 2017 Penn State University
added Oct 3, 2017 12:57
In an analysis of potential health benefits of getting smokers to quit tobacco, the researchers found that those 6.6 million people who switched to vaping would live for a collective total of up to 86.7 million extra years.
Oct 2, 2017 Reuters
added Oct 3, 2017 12:52
Now that the Cassidy-Graham bill has been pulled, it’s a good time to think about concrete ways to improve health and health care in our country... Efforts at smoking cessation should also be increased. The total economic cost of smoking in the United St
Oct 1, 2017 The Conversation (au)
added Oct 3, 2017 12:50