Tag - Cameroon

WHO Advice’ Cameroon Raises Taxes on Tobacco by 75%

A stakeholder in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control  and a member of the World Health Organisation, points out Cameroon is struggling to implement the 75% tax on tobacco prices as recommended. Cameroon is still at 20% of tobacco taxation. “In terms of taxation, our country applies different taxes: excise duties – 30%, VAT –...

Shisha smoking banned in Cameroon

Cameroon is the latest African country after Kenya, the Gambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ghana to ban the smoking of Shish pipes. According to the health ministry, about 46% of young Cameroonians smoke the substance saying it poses a serious risk to their health. There is a "misconception" that shishas are not as harmful as cigarettes, the British Heart...