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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While taxation has been shown to decrease consumption of tobacco, rates of taxation vary by country and are low in parts of the world that would benefit most.
Tobacco is cheap and widely available in Senegal. Low prices only aggravate the health system’s woes: Price is the key determinant of tobacco use, and more people smoking means more getting sick. Despite an apparent willingness to battle Big Tobacco over smoking restrictions and new tobacco control legislation, Senegal hasn’t moved to increase tobacco taxes.