Taxes on Smoking Products Direct Route to Saving Lives, Says Secretary-General in Message for World No Tobacco Day

30 May 2014
SG/SM/15893-OBV/1340

Taxes on Smoking Products Direct Route to Saving Lives, Says Secretary-General in Message for World No Tobacco Day

30 May 2014
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15893 OBV/1340
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Taxes on Smoking Products Direct Route to Saving Lives, Says Secretary-General

 

In Message for World No Tobacco Day

 

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on World No Tobacco Day, to be observed on 31 May:

Increasing taxes on tobacco products discourages young people from taking up smoking and encourages current smokers to reduce use or quit altogether.  Tobacco taxes are a direct route to preventing cancer, stroke and disease — and to saving lives.

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