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Big Cigarette Tax Hikes Might Prevent 200 Million Deaths in a Century THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tripling cigarette taxes around the world -- an ambitious notion -- would prevent 200 million people from dying prematurely over a century and shrink the number of smokers worldwide by one-third, a new review estimates. Tripling the taxes would have the biggest effect in poorer countries where cigarettes are fairly affordable and continue to grow in popularity, Dr. Prabhat Jha, director of the Center for Global Health Research of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, said in a hospital news release. Such a global tax increase would cause cigarette prices to double in some parts of the world and disrupt the appeal of cheaper cigarettes as an alternative to more expensive ones, predicted Jha, who is also a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. "Death and taxes are inevitable, but they don't need to be in that order," Jha said in the news release. "All governments can take action by regularly raising tobacco taxes above inflation, and using occasional steep tax hikes starting with their next budget. Young adult smokers will lose about a decade of life if they continue to smoke -- they've so much to gain by stopping."