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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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