PH: DOH supports increased taxes for cigarettes

PH: DOH supports increased taxes for cigarettes

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The Philippine's Finance Department got much needed backing from the Department of Health for its proposal to impose higher taxes on cigarettes starting 2018.
6 Nov 2016 - General
In the UK, cigarettes cost a lot. When we were living there, my mom was still a smoker and it was harder for her to support her addiction because it didn't feel right for her to spend so much for cigarettes. Unfortunately, she found a way to buy ...
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The sin tax bill was passed when I was still a smoker and it doubled the price of cigarettes. Its not true that the usual price of a pack of cigarettes is just a dollar. Well, it used to be before the sin tax came along. I think movement that this wi...
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Increasing the taxes for cigarettes will be a good step to try to discourage the population from smoking cigarettes. I think the increased in taxes should be much higher. As we know, smoking cigarettes will lead to a lot of adverse health outcomes, w...
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There is no reason to oppose the decision to increase tax on cigarette. It should be increased more to discourage people from smoking.
But I peronally think, it is not a solution indeed. It will increase the daily expenses of smokers but they wi...
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I think that imposition of this sin tax has been beneficial overall, and if it is an effective way of decreasing the number of smokers, well why not? A 4 % increase in tax every year is a good idea, though quite low copared to other countries. Also, ...
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