FG announce plan to begin tax Shisha and Cigar

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Di federal govament for Naija don announce one new tax regime ontop cigar and Shisha for inside di kontiri.

According to di Minista of state for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, dis new tax regime go see change in prices.

Pack of 20 cigarettes go increase from N58 to N80 and shisha tax na N3,000 per litre.

Mamora yan dis one for di launch of di Tobacco Control Data Initiative Dashboard for Abuja.

Di minista tok say di new tobacco tax regime begin take effect from di 1st of June 2022.

Mamora tok say: ”With effect from 1st June 2022, di FGN don announce implementation of new three-year tobacco tax regime”.

Dis new regime increase di Ad-Valorem tax rate from 20% to 30%.

In addition to di 30% ad-valorem, pack of cigar go move from N58 to N84 per pack of 20 sticks.

Dis price go still increase to N94 per pack for 2023; den N104 per pack for 2024.

Also, Shisha tax rate go dey at N3,000 per litre and N1,000 per kilogram and and di price go increase by N500 per year.

Di minista tok say dis pro-health tax na effective public health control measure against behavioural risk factors.

And dis one fit hep reduce demand and consumption of tobacco products.

Mamora tok say dis one go make tobacco users to change dia business and to invest dia resources on tins like education, health, nutrition, etc.

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