Anti-tobacco Watchdog Hails Goa Govt's Tax Hike on Tobacco

Published: 07th March 2014 05:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2014 05:45 PM   |  A+A-


Anti-tobacco watchdog National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) today congratulated the Goa government for increasing tax on tobacco and tobacco products in its recent budget.

In a letter written to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, NOTE General Secretary Shekhar Salkar congratulated him for increasing the tax rate on tobacco and tobacco products, including cigarettes.

In the budget, the Goa government increased tax on these products from 22 per cent to 25 per cent.

NOTE said this initiative would significantly contribute toward eradicating tobacco use in the state.

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