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Afghan Lower House hikes tariffs on imported cigarettes from 20% to 100%

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Afghan Lower House hikes tariffs on imported cigarettes from 20% to 100%

The Lower House of the Afghan Parliament has approved to hike tariffs on imported cigarettes from 20% to 100%.

House Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said only 12 lawmakers opposed the modification in the Article of Tobacco Control Law while the remaining 113 lawmakers approved it.

According to Parliamentary Commission on Health, Youth and Sports, Afghanistan imports USD 2bn worth of cigarettes on an annual basis.

According to MP Zaheer Sadat, smoking culture is disproportionately concentrated among the youth and the lower classes of Afghanistan.

The Afghan government was previously charging 20% in customs tariffs on imported cigarettes.

The modification on tobacco law comes as smoking is becoming prevalent precipitously.

Naswar or moist snuff is another common form of tobacco used mostly by adult males.



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