Tag - Tobacco taxation

A sensible approach to taxation is essential to Europe’s tobacco control efforts

France recently delivered encouraging news for the fight against the tobacco habit that is responsible for some 700,000 deaths each year in Europe. According to figures released by the Droits des Non-Fumeurs association, cigarette sales in France fell by 6.5% year-on-year in 2021, in line with a trend that has seen total sales plummet by 25% over...

Ghana: Stakeholders discuss tobacco taxation to reduce tobacco consumption

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD)/Tax Advocacy Network for Health Promotion has held a national stakeholders meeting on tobacco taxation to help reduce tobacco consumption in Ghana. The non-governmental organization is undertaking a tobacco taxation project in the country under the auspices of the Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA), with support from Bill and Melinda...