Tag - Nicotine products

“Tobacco industry exaggerations of illicit trade should not deter tobacco tax increases”

While an overstatement of the illicit trade of tobacco products may suit the tobacco-industry agenda when it comes to mid-term budgets, it should not deter strong tax increases aimed at reducing tobacco consumption in South Africa, says Dr Sharon Nyatsanza of the National Council Against Smoking. Focus should fall on strong law enforcement and securing...

Kenya: Proposal To Tax Nicotine Products A Welcome Move

In Summary •Tax and price policies are known to be the most effective measures for deterring initiation of and continuous use of harmful products such as tobacco and nicotine products- also known as sin tax. •As we adopt fiscal measures on the emerging nicotine products, it is important to maintain and actually improve the fiscal measures...