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Raising Taxes on Tobacco Products: AUB Research Team Study
'Saves Lives and Brings Revenues'

A team of AUB researchers has found that raising taxes on tobacco products would both reduce the prevalence of smoking-related diseases as well as bring in much needed revenues into the national Treasury.

Public health and economic experts joined forces at AUB to produce a study that shows the impact of raising taxes on health and the national economy.

LDN attended the launching of the study findings presented during a special meeting that was held at the Grand Serail on April 4, 2012, under the patronage of Prime Minister Najib Mikati and with the participation of Finance Minister Mohammad Safadi, representing PM Mikati, and Dr. Georges Saade of the National Tobacco Control Program, representing Health Minister Ali Hassan Khalil. AUB President Peter Dorman also participated at the event and underscored the importance of academia in sharing knowledge and research with governmental and non-governmental agencies “to help enrich and refine policies and initiatives.”

Safadi delivered PM Mikati’s remarks which emphasized the importance of adopting strict measures at the national level, such as higher taxes on tobacco products, to help curb smoking especially among youths. Mikati recognized the harm that smoking inflicts on individual health and public health expenditures, underlining the importance of helping smokers quit their harmful habit.

The one-year study was funded by the Canadian International Development and Research Center and led by three members of the AUB Tobacco Research Control Group: Professors Rima Nakkash, Jad Chaaban, and Nisreen Salti.

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