WHO Claims That Tobacco Taxes Reduce Consumption Rates


The World Health Organization (WHO) insists that taxes and advertising restrictions may have contributed to a decline in the number of people using tobacco, but data from across the globe indicates otherwise. 

At the recent FCTC COP9, delegates reported that the number of global tobacco consumers fell from 1.32 billion in 2015 to 1.3 billion in 2020, and is expected to drop to 1.27 billion by 2025 if the current trend persists.

The WHO insists that its guidelines, which include increased tobacco taxes, are behind the decreasing smoking rates.

In fact, said a recently released WHO report, 60 countries are now set to meet the global target of decreasing tobacco use by 30% between 2010 and 2025—up from 32 countries in 2019.

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Diane Caruana – VapingPost – 2022-05-26.

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