Africa: Why Govts Should Hike Taxes on Alcohol, Tobacco and Sugar

[allAfrica] Twenty-eight lives are lost every minute to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease or chronic respiratory ailments. Twenty-five out of those deaths happen in low- and middle-income countries – where the populations are less protected and therefore face greater danger from, among other things, tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, and unhealthy diets.

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