A girl holds a placard during a rally to create awareness about the effect of tobacco.
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With the advent of novel tobacco products and the tobacco industry falsely marketing them as less harmful, the adage “prevention is better than cure” has never been more important.
It is time governments made corporations pay for the harm they cause.
Smoking is a major public health threat.
Research shows that a higher excise tax rate on tobacco would result in a decrease in the number of people who smoke.
Anti-smoking ads such as this one can help curb smoking, but studies are suggesting that raising the tax on cigarettes may be most effective to help deter poor people.
California Department of Public Health
Lung Cancer Awareness Month starts today, but observance of it often slips under the radar, in part because there are so few survivors. Here’s how the biggest cancer killer could actually be halted.
A discarded Juul on the floor of a San Francisco streetcar March 20, 2018.
E-cigarettes are hotly debated because of the uncertainty of whether they are a gateway to cigarette smoking for teens, or an aid to smoking cessation. One thing is clear: They are not biodegradable.
Judge Gladys Kessler’s ruling in 2006 was the basis for tobacco companies’ corrective statements now airing on TV and placed in newspapers.
Tobacco Free Kids
The journey to the ads that cigarettes companies started running Nov. 26, 2017 about the dangers of smoking and their bad behavior started 64 years ago .
South Africa has one last hurdle to cross before it implements a sugar tax to prevent a wide-range of obesity related non-communicable diseases.
Increases in tobacco taxes hurt low-income smokers, who are already stigmatised.
Tobacco tax increases in Australia that will see a packet of cigarettes costing A$40 may discourage smoking, but will end up having unintended consequences for poorer smokers, new research shows.
Tobacco companies are spending millions to stop a cigarette tax increase in California that public health officials say would save thousands of lives a year.
California Department of Health Services
California, the nation’s single largest market for cigarettes, has one of the lowest taxes on them. A proposal to raise the tax by US$2 a pack could signal a sea change.
Smokers not only pay a lot of money for cigarettes but also for their health insurance.
To discourage smoking, insurance companies charge higher premiums for smokers. This is having an unexpected consequence: rather than quit smoking, poor people are quitting insurance.
After days of waiting, Malcolm Turnbull will form a government.
What did the Coalition promise during the campaign in 11 key policy areas, from health to infrastructure to jobs?
Low and middle income countries are increasingly the target of tobacco manufacturers.
Countries that have successfully decreased illicit trade have typically used a combination of political will and technology. South Africa should join the pack.
Both the Coalition and the ALP have committed to raising tobacco excise by 12.5% a year for four years, starting on September 1, 2017.
FactCheck unpacks claims that Labor has a $19.5 billion black hole in its economic plan.
The hole in cigarette excise figures will make Labor’s funding task harder.
The government has found a $19.5 billion hole in Labor’s plan to boost tobacco excise.
Big Tobacco will go to extraordinary lengths to ensure moves to quell smoking rates fail.
Big Tobacco relies on tactics of deceit, delay and frustration which it has developed and refined over half a century.
Surely, no bookmaker will take bets on what the principal recommendation of Leyonhjelm’s wasteful exercise will be: that tobacco tax should fall.
Anti-smoking momentum among young people is starving the tobacco industry of new smokers,
It is three years since Australia fully implemented its historic tobacco plain packaging law. From December 1, 2012, all tobacco products have been required to be sold in the mandated standardised packs…
Labor is presenting its proposal to increase tax on cigarettes as an aid to the health of Australians and a boost to government revenue.
A Shorten government would further substantially increase the excise on tobacco, taking the price of a packet of 25 cigarettes to nearly A$41 by 2020 and boosting revenue by $47.7 billion over a decade.
Tax increases are one of the most effective ways of deceasing smoking, and Big Tobacco’s Big Concern.
Raising tobacco tax is the single most important factor driving down smoking.
Not enough tobacco company money is going into public health campaigns.
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