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What the Future Holds for Tobacco Taxes

Curtis104 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:29 PM
More, more , more, taxes, that is! Tax that tobacco, then, tax all the new marijuana that is now legal! But, then of course, we'll have to build facilities to combat abuse, and addiction, so that will take away those tax dollars. What else will our stupid Governments think up to tax us on?

This week, in Seoul, South Korea, government representatives from 176 United Nations (UN) member-states will meet to discuss proposals ostensibly aimed at curbing tobacco use worldwide. The reality is that what happens this week could affect tax rates in the United States (US) and abroad and establish a dangerous precedent by ceding taxation powers to an international organization without achieving the goal of smoking cessation.

The World Health Organization (WHO), a UN subsidiary, has long led the push for a global tobacco tax, funds from which would be earmarked for WHO funding. The proposal has major implications for the preservation...