Higher prices means fewer smokers

Raising the price of cigarettes further would dramatically and quickly reduce the number of smokers, a study from SIF, a public health research institute, has found. A million Danes smoke at least one cigarette a day, but that number would fall by 80,000 by 2016 if the price of tobacco were to be increased 50 percent in both 2014 and 2015, the study found. The increase would result in a pack of cigarettes costing 57 kroner. The Danish Heart Association, which sponsored the study, said it would welcome any effort to reduce smoking.  – DR Nyheder