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Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada Call On Finance Ministers to Strengthen Tobacco Tax Policies.

Jan 8, 2018

Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada Call On Finance Ministers to Strengthen Tobacco Tax Policies

Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada called on finance and revenue ministers on January 8, 218 to respond to tobacco manufacturers’ recent price hikes and to protect public health by curbing the profits of multinational tobacco companies.“By failing to raise tobacco taxes, finance ministers have given the industry the pricing room needed to increase its profits in Canada by more than one billion a year, while at the same time circumventing the health benefits that an across-the-board tax increase would have provided,” ” explained Neil Collishaw, research director for Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada.  Read the news release.