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Kwaku, had never considered the health implications of his smoking habit. Just like many teenagers today, he was exposed to onscreen smoking imagery and was made to believe that smoking signified maturity, making it easy to join the craze. Ghana currently imposes an excise tax of only A single cigarette stick is priced between 20 pesewas to 70 pesewas in Ghana making it very accessible to the youth.
Tobacco tax increases that result in higher tobacco-product prices are among the most effective tobacco control measures available.
According to the Tobacco Atlas, a 10 percent increase in price equals up to 8 percent decrease in use among the youth. The Atlas further notes that higher prices are especially effective in reducing tobacco use in more vulnerable populations, like people with lower incomes and youth, because those groups are particularly sensitive to price increases.
Currently, over children years old smoke cigarettes every day in Ghana. This Principal Research Officer at the Ghana Health Service, Divine Darlington Logo revealed on the sidelines of the World Conference on Health or Tobacco in Cape Town that, there was no budgetary allocation in for the enforcement of the tobacco control regulations which came into effect in That has been part of the challenge in the effort to discourage teenagers from smoking.
Kwaku, who began smoking at the age of 14 is now determined to quit the habit, but has no access to cessation counseling and has to rely on sheer will power to quit the deadly habit.
I tried a few times but gave up eventually because the urge was too strong. Moreover, my closest friend also smokes so it makes it difficult to quit, even though I want to. Increased tobacco taxation revenues would strengthen domestic resource mobilization.
Increased tobacco taxation revenues would strengthen domestic resource mobilization to help offset the costs to the Ghanaian economy as well as help government invest in tobacco control programs that can benefit the likes of Kwaku Addo.Smoking should be banned in all public places to protect people from second-hand smoke and stop promoting the visual to minors.
The cigarette is a small but deadly habit enjoyed by million Americans. Smoking is illegal inside most public restaurants and buildings as well as on school property. But, why should cigarette smoking be banned in all public spaces, including outside public. Home Opinion Tips on how to successfully use e-cigs to quit smoking.
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they are a much safer option than cigarettes and should be considered as a final step in kicking the deadly habit. 1. 20 Million Americans Have Died from Smoking in the Last 50 Years. Smoking facts tell us the grim truth about a deadly habit.
The first Surgeon General’s report on smoking was released 50 years ago.
Since then, over 20 million Americans have died as a result of smoking. The “deadly” habit that could add years to your life. Posted on May 2, In fact, even sun-lovers who partake in one supposedly “deadly” habit live longer than shade-lovers in this impressive study.
Getting more sun just as important as avoiding heavy smoking. A Deadly Habit. By Sami Yousafzai On 7/13/03 at PM. Share. News. Sitting in a plush leather chair and smoking a Cuban cigar in his office in Jalalabad, Nanghyal, 38, looks the part of a drug.
Researchers had predicted that smoking a single cigarette daily would carry only a five percent cardiovascular risk associated with a pack-a-day habit.
But their results showed that, in reality, just one cigarette accounts for a whopping 46 percent of the coronary heart disease risk smoking poses to men.