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(added on 2010/05/31)

When will tobacco marketing stop ? 何日才可銷無煙 ?

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Data source: World Health Organization (WHO)
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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31 May is World No Tobacco Day. Imposing tobacco excise tax and bans on tobacco marketing are effective control strategies for reducing tobacco demand. The map shows the distribution of tobacco tax rate (expressed as a percentage of tobacco retail price) by country in 2008. The cigarettes symbols indicate countries not imposing any restrictions on tobacco marketing in the same year.

As depicted by graduated colours, European countries are imposing a higher excise tax on tobacco than most African countries. Besides, 50 countries, 40 of which located in Africa and America, have not introduced any restriction on tobacco marketing in spite of the growing attention on the need for control of tobacco advertisements.

每年五月三十一是世界無煙日(又稱世界不吸煙日)。徵收煙草稅及禁止各類煙草營銷都是減少煙草需求的有效控制措施。地圖顯示二零零八年全球各國煙草稅率(以佔零售價的百分比來表示)分佈及實施煙草營銷禁令的情況,以香煙圖案顯示對煙草營銷沒有任何管制的國家。

依圖中顏色所示,歐洲各國比非洲大部分國家徵收較高的煙草稅。另外,縱然煙草廣告的監管愈來愈受關注,全球還有五十個國家沒有實施任何措施去規管煙草廣告或宣傳,當中四十國來自美洲及非洲地區。