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Taxation: The Problem

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This section provides everything you need to effectively communicate all of the negative impacts of tobacco, showing how it’s deteriorating our economies and our health.

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Weak tobacco taxation ensures that tobacco product prices remain affordable.

Tobacco use costs the world more than 1.4 trillion USD in health care costs and lost productivity.

Affordable tobacco facilitates tobacco use.

Rising incomes and steady prices have increased the affordability of tobacco products in many countries.

When tobacco products are inexpensive, the poor disproportionately bear a higher share of the health and economic costs of tobacco use.

Affordable tobacco products undermine prosperous futures for families and countries because of the devastating health and economic costs of tobacco use.

Smokers who want to quit have difficulty when cigarettes are affordable.

Affordable tobacco makes it easy for youth to experiment with tobacco use.

Strong action must be taken to protect women from the harms of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. Tobacco control policies, such as smoke-free environments, tobacco marketing bans, graphic warning labels, and increased tobacco taxes reduce tobacco use and will save the lives of women in Africa.

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is the global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. GATS is a nationally representative survey, using a consistent and standard protocol across countries. It enhances Russian Federation’s capacity to design, implement, and evaluate tobacco control programs.

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is the global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. GATS is a nationally representative survey, using a consistent and standard protocol across countries. It enhances Uruguay’s capacity to design, implement, and evaluate tobacco control programs.

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is the global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. GATS is a nationally representative survey, using a consistent and standard protocol across countries. It enhances Egypt’s capacity to design, implement, and evaluate tobacco control programs.

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is the global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. GATS is a nationally representative survey, using a consistent and standard protocol across countries. It enhances Mexico’s capacity to design, implement, and evaluate tobacco control programs.

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is the global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. GATS is a nationally representative survey, using a consistent and standard protocol across countries. It enhances Philippines’ capacity to design, implement, and evaluate tobacco control programs.

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is the global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. GATS is a nationally representative survey, using a consistent and standard protocol across countries. It enhances Brazil’s capacity to design, implement, and evaluate tobacco control programs.