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sin tax

A tax on items considered harmful and non-essential, such as cigarettes and alcohol. Primarily heard in US. I hope you're prepared to pay a sin tax on those cigarettes.
See also: sin, tax
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The House's version of the sin tax bill further raises the excise tax on heated tobacco or e-cigarettes to P45 per pack in 2020 and an incremental increase of P5 per pack per year, on par with regular cigarettes, while vapor products with nicotine salts increases the tax to P30 from the current P10 per milliliter, with an incremental P5 yearly increase to P45 by 2023.
Dominguez III said that while the Sin Tax Reform Law of 2012 had been effective in reducing smoking incidence in the country, it failed in curbing the drinking vice.
According the summary the NHSRC had requested that the sin tax at the rate of Rs10 per pack of 20 cigarette sticks and Rs1 per bottle of 250ml (40 paisa per 100ml) on sugary drinks may be imposed for financing of Health Insurance Scheme, Fatal Disease programme, and other NCDs Control Programme.' The ECC will take up the summary in its upcoming meeting.
Angara had pointed out that the sin tax law benefits tobacco farmers.
"I would propose that the increases in the excise tax on tobacco as a result of the sin tax that we are working on now should be devoted solely to the universal health program and benefit the entire country," said Drilon, who expressed full support to the measure.
Sotto in a letter that the Lower Chamber would back whatever is the Senate decision on how much excise tax to be imposed on cigarettes and alcohol, to expedite the congressional approval of the sin tax measure.
While the proposal for the sin tax is reportedly currently under consideration of the fed- eral Cabinet, it is important to learn from the experi- ences of other low- and middle-income countries that have implemented this tax to comprehend its potential utility and to ensure maximum effectiveness.
The Ministry of National Health Services had proposed the Sin Tax to "finance health insurance scheme and fatal diseases programme" of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
ISLAMABAD -- The decision to impose 'sin tax' on cigarette packets still hangs in the balance as the federal cabinet is yet to approve the Sin Tax Bill owing to 'the alleged opposition of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)'.
ISLAMABAD -- A delegation of the Pakistan National Heart Association (Panah) has asked the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) to change the name of the sin tax on cigarettes to a health levy.
Most of the people Qatar Tribune spoke to welcomed the move saying it will be helpful in curbing bad habits, some expressed their reservations over the sin tax. "This decision will help people to get rid of bad and unhealthy habits such as smoking.
After this announcement, many smokers expressed their views on social media regarding the Sin Tax. It is pertinent to note here that the Sin Tax is not a term coined by the PTI-led government, but it has definitely not gone down well with people, especially on social media.
The summary said the sin tax will prove helpful in reducing the use of tobacco.
As the country waits for a Senate version of a bill institutionalizing the Department of Health's Universal Health Care (UHC) program, an official said there is also a need to pass the second edition of the Sin Tax Law.
When the Jacobs brothers bought the Indians in 1986, they initiated scare tactics about the team leaving Cleveland, with the fear escalating to a staged event two days before the May 1990 vote on the sin tax. They paraded then-Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent before the city council to deliver a difficult-to-miss threat: "Should this facility not be available in Cleveland, should the vote be a negative one, we may be finding ourselves confronting a subject that we want to avoid....