A Shanghai tobacco shop on May 31 ... World No Tobacco Day. Photo: AFP
A Shanghai tobacco shop on May 31 ... World No Tobacco Day. Photo: AFP

Trebling tax on tobacco ‘could prevent 200 million early deaths’

Researchers say dramatically increasing the tax on cigarettes could increase life expectancy, reduce the burden on healthcare providers and bolster government coffers

A Shanghai tobacco shop on May 31 ... World No Tobacco Day. Photo: AFP
A Shanghai tobacco shop on May 31 ... World No Tobacco Day. Photo: AFP
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