The Watching Brief series chronicles the most up-to-date data on smoking across the world. In the first of this series, Foundation economist Ayda Yurekli examines the current state of the Hungarian tobacco industry. From analyses of excise taxes to an investigation of illicit trade, this two-part Brief offers an illuminating look into the past, present, and future of smoking in Hungary.
Issue 1: In January of 2020, the Hungarian government significantly reduced its excise tax on e-cigarettes (ENDS), while it left heated tobacco product (HTP) excise taxes unchanged. We examine the potential impact of ENDS tax reduction on public health and government interests.
Issue 2: Hungary recently achieved a 9-percentage-point reduction in smoking prevalence – from 36% in 2005 to 27% and may set a target rate for being smoke-free in the near future.
Mission is to eliminate smoking worldwide by supporting cessation & harm reduction #research, and transitioning tobacco #farmers to alternative livelihoods.
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The Commission Report: Reignite the Fight Against Smoking found that #China and #India are home to more than 500 million tobacco users between the ages of 16 and 64. Read more of the findings and new solutions for preventing deaths from tobacco use here: https://bit.ly/3mWNhQp
India is among countries with the lowest quit rates for #smoking. The quit rates for men are less than 20%, states a report released by ‘The International Commission to Reignite the Fight Against Smoking’, reports @BShajan
#Malawi’s President @LAZARUSCHAKWERA & Minister of Agriculture Lobin Lowe, among other visitors, were welcomed to the pavilion at the National Agricultural Fair in Blantyre, Malawi to learn more about the CAT agricultural diversification and transformation initiatives. #ATI4
As smokers are encouraged to quit during the #GreatAmericanSmokeout, it's important they get support to help them stop smoking. More efforts are needed to prevent premature death and disease caused by tobacco use. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3mWNhQp
At 24 @prof_rx has already published more than 50 articles in journals inc @TheLancet. His #THRScholarship project to raise awareness about the benefits of safer nicotine products in Africa helped win him a @DianaAward Apply at https://thrsp.net/ for your place on the #THRSP
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