Why Tobacco Tax

Why tax tobacco? Tobacco use is the single largest cause of preventable death globally, killing around six million people each year. In addition to these premature deaths, tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke results in huge economic costs, such as greater spending on medical treatment of tobacco-related diseases and productivity losses from sick days and disability. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) was developed in response to the globalization of the to...
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