2021 Budget should increase taxes on tobacco, alcoholic beverages-VALD

October 21, 2020 My Joy Online The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organisation has launched a 2020 Tobacco Industry Interferences Index Report-Ghana with a call on government to announce in its 2021 budget tax increases on tobacco, alcoholic beverages and other unhealthy products. It stated that since 2015, there had not been tax […]

Time to increase tax on tobacco companies

October 29, 2020 Straits Times LETTERS: A tobacco company sponsored black bus that has been driving around the streets of Kuala Lumpur recently, must be stopped. Surely promoting a tobacco company’s message is a violation of the law banning all forms of advertising, both direct and indirect. This year the tobacco industry has stepped up […]

Increased taxes on tobacco items will generate funds to combat diseases like coronavirus

April 3, 2020 Karachi: Pakistan is amongst the developing countries with a very high tobacco prevalence and high mortality rate, where above 166,000 people die of tobacco-related diseases every year in Pakistan. 70 per cent of those get damaged lungs due to second-hand smoke at indoor places. If these stats weren’t alarming enough, the current […]

‘Big tobacco not the taxpayer should pick up health tab’ – Anderson

February 24, 2020 Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson is calling for firm action to stamp out irresponsible activity within the tobacco industry and to compel tobacco firms to repay the huge costs to the health service caused by their products. The Foyle MLA was commenting after Channel 4’s Dispatches programme made new allegations about the […]