lunes, 9 de febrero de 2015

Maharashtra government may slap hefty tax on tobacco – 6 de Febrero de 2015 – India

Stating that the state would soon impose a ban on consumption of tobacco in public places, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that his government would also consider imposing hefty taxes on tobacco, if required.

After visiting Tata Memorial Hospital, Fadnavis said that cancer, which is caused by chewing tobacco and consumption of such substances including gutkha, paan masala as well as cigarettes, ultimately leads to the suffering an entire family. He said that the cancer incidence rate has not fallen in last 20 years and because of this there is a need to create awareness about the same in addition to banning tobacco consumption in public places.

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