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Monday, December 29, 2014

Cost of Smoking Dwarfs By Half Cigarette Tax Revenues

By Masembe Tambwe

TOTAL cigarette tax revenues amounting to approximately 54 million US dollars is less than 50 per cent of the expenditure on smoking-induced cardiovascular diseases annually. According to a report titled "Health care costs attributable to smoking induced cardiovascular diseases in Tanzania," the total costs of smoking in the country is 118.7 million US dollars.

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