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WHO Urges Governments to Raise Tobacco Taxes

Too few governments make full use of tobacco taxes to dissuade people from smoking or help them to cut down and quit, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, recommending that at least 75 percent of the price of a pack of cigarettes should be tax. In its "The Global Tobacco Epidemic 2015" report, the United Nations health agency said that one person dies from tobacco-related disease every six seconds or so, equivalent to about 6 million people a year. That number is...

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