Cancer society: New budget provides fewer youth smokers

the Parties behind the budget bill for 2020 has decided to leave prices of cigarettes increase to 60 crowns per package. Fewer children and young people will

Cancer society: New budget provides fewer youth smokers

the Parties behind the budget bill for 2020 has decided to leave prices of cigarettes increase to 60 crowns per package.

Fewer children and young people will start smoking.

It is according to the Cancer society a derived effect of the budget bill for next year, as on Monday night has been negotiated.

With the budget bill, the government has and forligspartierne decided that the price of a pack of cigarettes should rise to 60 dollars in 2022.

- It is a really good news. This means that many children and young people who would otherwise begin to smoke, don't do it, says the director of the Danish Cancer society mr Jesper Fisker.

In the first place increases the price of cigarettes to 55 crowns. It happens next year, and after a few years end up the prize of 60 euros.

Even though the Cancer society is thrilled with the outcome, the organization, ultimately, to a pack of cigarettes should cost 90 dollars.

In Norway, price of cigarettes just 90 dollars. After that the price of tobacco in the Norwegian business was increased, decreased the number of young smokers significantly.

- 90 dollars is still our goal. But we are quite happy with that first step taken by this bill, says mr Jesper Fisker.

the Price of cigarettes was a hot topic in the election campaign, where a number of parties went to the election to increase the price. The social democrats, however, would not at that time put on, how much more expensive the cigarettes should be.

the Director of the Danish Cancer society points out that 90 percent of those who smoke began before they were 20 years.

- So if we avoid that children and young people from starting to smoke, there will be far fewer smokers in the whole, says mr Jesper Fisker.

the Price is viewed in isolation, the most important tool, if one is to prevent children and young people from starting to smoke, believes the Danish Cancer society.

But there are also other things you can do.

- the Rise in prices must be followed by the non-school hours for primary and all secondary schools, tobacco under the counter, and neutral packages without the logo.

And then the rules must apply to all products with tobacco or nicotine, also snus, e-cigarettes and similar harmful products, says mr Jesper Fisker.

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Updated Date: 03 December 2019, 01:00

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