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Raising cigarette taxes: a vital step for public health and economy

Islamabad: Health advocates stress the critical need for raising tobacco taxes, specifically targeting cigarettes, in order to curb smoking, finance vital public services such as healthcare and strengthen the economy.Malik Imran Ahmed, the Country Head of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), said that the policymakers can effectively curtail tobacco consumption by annual increments in cigarette taxes and making them less affordable over time.He emphasized the pivotal role of high cigarette taxes to deter smoking, particularly among the youth and individuals with lower incomes.Ahmed also shed light on the staggeringRead More


Azerbaijan MFA condemns the  baseless anti-Azerbaijan allegations by the President of France

Monitoring Desk BAKU: Azerbaijan MFA has strongly condemned the baseless anti-Azerbaijan allegations, unilaterally defending Armenia, by the President of France. ‘We strongly condemn the baseless anti-Azerbaijan allegations, unilaterally defending Armenia, by the President of the Republic of France, Emmanuel Macron, during a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Armenia in Paris on 21 February 2024’. The statement further said that as a country, which has never mentioned the rights of Azerbaijanis violated for nearly 30 years, displaced from their territories, and subjected to mass massacres, French side’s statementRead More