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The increase is yet to be applied in shops and coffeeshops, with only a few spots applying it so far
Imposing new cigarette tax supports general state budget providing healthcare expenditure requirements, says Hossam El-Kawish
There’s no doubt that smoking is a detrimental practice; no matter how light some cigarettes are, they still do harm to the body. Yet in Egypt, about 40% of adult men and 8% of adult women are smokers, and since 25 January, access to cigarettes has only increased, as new brands have entered the Egyptian market illegally and are sold at cheaper prices. The Daily News Egypt looks into the issue of smuggled cigarettes and their additional harmful impact on smokers.
WHO launches the Tobacco Atlas in Egypt to warn people of the hazards of smoking