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Higher Cigarette Prices Could Improve Health, Cut Costs For Health Systems, Study Suggests

Center for Global Health Research: Health, Taxes, and Poverty in 500 Million Male Smokers
This press release discusses findings from a recent study published in BMJ examining the effects of higher cigarette prices on global health and development, noting, “Higher cigarette prices would save millions of people from extreme poverty and poor health around the world, while also cutting costs for health systems across the globe” (4/11).

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