Doctors call for higher taxes

| May 23, 2016

The Society of Family Physicians of Ghana is advocating the imposition of higher taxes on tobacco products in an attempt to curb what the group describes as a rising level of interest in smoking among young people, according to a GhanaWeb story.

Vice president Dr. Gerhard Ofori-Amankwah reportedly said that the society’s members had been examining a 2010 Ghana Youth Survey that had shown that 7.7 percent of young people in second cycle schools smoked.

He said that an increasing number of tobacco-related diseases were being reported at the country’s health facilities.

Ofori-Amankwah was speaking at a ceremony to mark World Family Doctors Day in Kumasi.

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