Expert: Tobacco tax in the Czech Republic too low

14-07-2010

According to experts from the American Cancer Society, the Czech Republic’s tobacco tax is too low and does not cover the state’s expenses related to smoking. Hana Ross, the strategic director of the society’s International Tobacco Control Research Program, told journalists on Wednesday that the price of cigarettes in the Czech Republic was much lower than the European average. She added that increasing the price of cigarettes and banning smoking in bars and restaurants were amongst the most efficient measures in fighting the dangers of smoking.