UN: Raise Taxes On Cigarettes To Force People To Quit

A pair of smokers stand outside of an office building in the Times Square region of New York(Image NBC)

It’s not enough that the United Nations wishes to reduce the world’s population, and create a new reality by fighting Climate Change, but now the wannabe one world governing body is telling countries to force people to quit smoking.

Reuters reports that the World Health Organization, a branch of the United Nations, says that countries should raise the taxes on cigarettes in order to force people to quit smoking:

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 forecast to rise to more than 8 million people a year by 2030 unless strong measures are taken to control what the WHO calls a “tobacco epidemic”.

…”Raising taxes on tobacco products is one of the most effective – and cost-effective – ways to reduce consumption of products that kill, while also generating substantial revenue,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said in the report.

She urged all governments to look at the evidence and “adopt one of the best win-win policy options available for health”.

The ridiculousness of the directives streaming out of the United Nations is almost unfathomable. If this trend continues it should only be a matter of time before the UN urges countries to raise taxes on Twinkies and pizza. That is, if the Obama administration doesn’t beat them to it first.

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