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Should the feds and Big Tobacco share the costs of smoking?

OTTAWA - Should the feds and Big Tobacco share the burden for the costs of smoking?

Liberals deny involvement in tobacco-funded anti-Labor ads

CANBERRA - The Liberal Party has denied it is involved in a tobacco company-funded anti-Labor advertising blitz, saying it would also consider implementing plain packaging.

The True Cost of Tobacco

The World Health Organization estimates that almost 5 million people die each year from tobacco-related causes, a figure that is expected to double in the next 20 years, especially among the poor in the developing world.

The high cost of addiction

Government spending related to smoking and the abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs reached $468 billion in 2005, accounting for more than one-tenth of combined federal, state and local expenditures for all purposes, according to a new study.