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Tobacco industry perceives child as replacement customers

Tobacco industry perceives Children as replacement customers

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Tobacco contributes to poverty and malnutrition

WHO says • Together, tobacco and poverty create a vicious circle. • Tobacco use tends to be higher among the poor. Poor families, in turn, spend a                          larger proportion of their income on tobacco. • Money spent on tobacco cannot be spent on basic human needs such as food,                             shelter, education and health care. • Tobacco can also worsen poverty among users and their families since tobacco                         users are at much higher risk of falling ill and dying prematurely of cancers, heart                   attacks, respiratory diseases or other tobacco-related diseases, depriving families of much-needed income and

imposing additional costs for health care.

Pakistanis are worst hit by tobacco •On average, in Pakistan, • 25.3% of households in the lower income group smoke cigarettes • Smokers spend 10% of their average monthly income on cigarettes.   Illicit Trade Argument Tobacco Industry said : Jan 2021– illegal cigarette costs 44 billion to economy Feb 2021– illegal cigarette costs 77 billion, without any justification According to Independent Reports: illegal cigarette market is only 10-15% Tax rate change Year Tax On Cigarette (Pkr) Rate in Dollar Term 2017-18 32.5 $0.31 2018-19 33 $0.29 2019-20 33 $0.22 2020-21 33 $0.21 2021-22 33 $0.21 Health cost due to tobacco is 615 billion every year Net profits of tobacco companies & FED Source: Annual reports of PTC, PMPK, and KTC; Federal Board of Pakistan World Bank Report To ensure • reduction in cigarette consumption and the • growth of tobacco revenue. Pakistan should Increase excise rates by at least 30% on cigarettes-Annually  

Tobacco industry perceives Children as replacement customers

  tobacco_industries_preceives_Child_as_replacement_customers  

Tobacco contributes to poverty and malnutrition

WHO says • Together, tobacco and poverty create a vicious circle. • Tobacco use tends to be higher among the poor. Poor families, in turn, spend a                          larger proportion of their income on tobacco. • Money spent on tobacco cannot be spent on basic human needs such as food,                             shelter, education and health care. • Tobacco can also worsen poverty among users and their families since tobacco                         users are at much higher risk of falling ill and dying prematurely of cancers, heart                   attacks, respiratory diseases or other tobacco-related diseases, depriving families of much-needed income and

imposing additional costs for health care.

Pakistanis are worst hit by tobacco •On average, in Pakistan, • 25.3% of households in the lower income group smoke cigarettes • Smokers spend 10% of their average monthly income on cigarettes.   Illicit Trade Argument Tobacco Industry said : Jan 2021– illegal cigarette costs 44 billion to economy Feb 2021– illegal cigarette costs 77 billion, without any justification According to Independent Reports: illegal cigarette market is only 10-15% Tax rate change Year Tax On Cigarette (Pkr) Rate in Dollar Term 2017-18 32.5 $0.31 2018-19 33 $0.29 2019-20 33 $0.22 2020-21 33 $0.21 2021-22 33 $0.21 Health cost due to tobacco is 615 billion every year Net profits of tobacco companies & FED Source: Annual reports of PTC, PMPK, and KTC; Federal Board of Pakistan World Bank Report To ensure • reduction in cigarette consumption and the • growth of tobacco revenue. Pakistan should Increase excise rates by at least 30% on cigarettes-Annually