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Senate approves end of smokehouses and raising taxes on cigarettes

The bill also establishes a 300% rate of Tax on Industrialized Products (IPI) for the cigarette

 
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The Senate passed the bill amending the law on tobacco, banning nationwide cigarette smoking indoors, so-called designated facilities, whether private or public. The text also provides an increase in the cigarette tax and minimum sale price fixed.

The bill calls for 300% the rate of Tax on Industrialized Products (IPI) for the cigarette. The increase in the price of the product is scheduled for early 2012. With the readjustment of the tax and the establishment of a minimum price, the cigarette will rise about 20% in 2012, reaching 55% in 2015.

The fight against tobacco have to be relentless for those committed to the health of our country, said Health Minister Alexandre Padilha. He noted that the target set by the Ministry of Health is to reduce the frequency of smokers in different groups, especially the initiation of adolescents and adults. The expectation is to reach 2022 has reduced the frequency of smokers from 15% to 9% in the adult population, he said.

The approval of the matter represents a breakthrough because it should help to curb cigarette consumption in the country. The combination of increased taxes to a minimum price rule attacks the two fronts to reduce consumption: price on one side and the other anti-piracy. Measures such as these reinforce Brazil's leadership in coping with chronic non-communicable diseases.

It is also required increased warnings about the dangers of smoking, which should appear in 30% of the front of the pack of cigarettes, as of January 1, 2016. The matter now goes to the sanction of the President Rousseff.

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   Palavras-chave:   Smokehouse    Bill    Senate    Cigarette smoking    Respiratory    Alexandre Padilha   
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