Saturday, May 31, 2014

World No Tobacco Day

Raising taxes on tobacco: what you need to know

World No Tobacco Day 2014
29 May 2014 – Raising taxes on tobacco is both the most effective and cost-effective way of reducing tobacco use around the world. Read our short brochure to find out how countries are successfully increasing tobacco taxes and what WHO recommends for further progress.

6 millionNearly 6 million people die from tobacco-related illness each year.
Fact sheet on tobacco
8%Only 8% of the world’s population live in countries with sufficiently high tobacco taxes.
WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2013

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