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Call for 50c ââ,¬Ëoenvironmental levyââ,¬â"¢ on packs of 20 cigarettes.

Creator:

thejournal.ie

Type: News
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

A 50C environmental levy should be placed on packs of 20 cigarettes and imposed on tobacco companies, ASH Ireland has said. It made the suggestion in its pre-budget submission, which it has given to the Minister for Finance. Proposals ASH Irelandââ,¬â"¢s submission has five different proposals, the first of which is that a 50 cent environmental levy should be placed on each pack of 20 cigarettes sold. It said this levy should be imposed on the Tobacco Industry, on the ââ,¬Å"polluter paysââ,¬Â principle. Ash has also called in its submission for the removal or reduction of VAT on nicotine replacement patches. A further suggestion is an increase of 60 cent in the price of a pack of 20 cigarettes, which ASH notes has also been proposed by the Irish Heart Foundation and Irish Cancer Society. Finally, ASH is seeking an increase of ââ?s¬5 million in funding the fight against the tobacco smuggling. Dr Ross Morgan of ASH Ireland said that they believe it is particularly important that there is a significant increase on the price of tobacco.

Date:

16/09/2013

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

thejournal.ie. (2013) Call for 50c ââ,¬Ëoenvironmental levyââ,¬â"¢ on packs of 20 cigarettes. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/596368 [Accessed: 17th September 2019].

  

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