Tag - Tobacco taxation

Local NGO director renews calls to increase tobacco taxes in Kingdom

Cambodia Movement for Health (CMH) executive director Mom Kong has renewed his requests to the government that the taxes on tobacco be raised to generate more income for the national budget and reduce the overall number of cigarette smokers. Kong’s NGO held a two-day workshop on “effective tax measures” on October 6-7 in Kampong Chhnang...

Law Changes Passed Stopping Tax Evasion On Water-pipe Tobacco

The Minister of Customs has welcomed legislation being passed which will prevent millions of dollars in potential tax evasion on water-pipe tobacco products. The Customs and Excise (Tobacco Products) Amendment Act 2022 changes the way excise and excise-equivalent duty is calculated on these tobacco products. Water-pipe tobacco is also known as flavoured, hookah, shisha, molasses...

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...

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