Most effective way to reduce smoking? Increase price of cigarettes, study says

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The World Health Organization has set a goal of reducing the prevalence of smoking by one-third by 2025, an objective endorsed by most countries, including Canada.

“If the world is serious about knocking down consumption by one-third, the only way to get there is significant increases in taxes,” Dr. Prabhat Jah, director of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, said in an interview.

Source: The Globe and Mail (link opens in a new window)

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