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WHO Wants You—to Stop Smoking
Washington Free Beacon, by C.J. Ciaramella

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 11/1/2012 5:45:39 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) is facing criticism for its cigarette and tobacco control proposals at an upcoming November conference. WHO is considering an excise tax of up to 70 percent on cigarettes as well as new restrictions on electronic cigarettes that do not contain tobacco. As previously reported by the Free Beacon, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control indicated it might put a cigarette tax on the table at its November 12-17 conference in Seoul, Korea. WHO says the taxes could raise more than $5 billion in funds for world health efforts.

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This obviously has very little to do with health dangers, but a lot to do with collecting tax money.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/1/2012 5:56:35 AM     (No. 8978736)

Isn't the WHO wonderful.....They are figuring out new ways to pile $$$ into the pockets of despots.


Reply 2 - Posted by: iamtinman, 11/1/2012 6:07:36 AM     (No. 8978741)

We owe no taxes to a world government! WHO doesn't represent me or America. It's an appointed body that is bent on assuming powers not delegated to them!

If you let them do it to you, they will keep on doing it to you!


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chumley, 11/1/2012 6:36:37 AM     (No. 8978769)

Its bad enough our own miseable goverment taxes us several thousand percent on a few cents worth of ground leaves. Now we have to get fleeced by the world too?
And they wonder why I own guns.


Reply 4 - Posted by: slab, 11/1/2012 7:01:12 AM     (No. 8978794)

This talk of world taxes has to stop.


Reply 5 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 11/1/2012 7:01:19 AM     (No. 8978796)

Prop B in Missouri would add a huge increase to current cig taxes and it's being promised to the schools. Yeah, we've all heard that story before. It's also supported by the usual medical orgs. What's wrong with this picture? Schools want the money, docs want people to quit. Can't have it both ways.
I'm just tired of divide and conquer, asking one group (non-smokers, in this case) to stick it to another group because they don't have a dog in the fight. Eventually they'll come for you and who will be left to stop them.


Reply 6 - Posted by: philsner, 11/1/2012 7:19:51 AM     (No. 8978819)

And one of the stated reasons for Missouri's tax hike is that theirs is one of the lowest.
It is totally mindless to advocate a race to see who can have the highest taxes. And it is also the ideology of mindless leftists.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/1/2012 7:29:13 AM     (No. 8978834)

For the record, #5, many non smokers, including me, do not agree with taxing cigarettes. It is really nothing more than a power grab to get $$, it has nothing to do with health.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 11/1/2012 7:38:49 AM     (No. 8978850)

No. 7, I, too, am a non-smoker. Unfortunately, this strategy works often enough that it keeps being used. I think too many don't care until their ox is getting gored.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Rake King, 11/1/2012 8:39:57 AM     (No. 8979006)

As we mindlessly increase tobacco taxes what has happened is that cigarettes are becoming as expensive as crack and mary jane. Not unlike probition that killed many who mistakenly drank wood alcohol, the do-gooders of today are making the same mistake.


Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/1/2012 2:10:35 PM     (No. 8980101)

I am not a smoker, but tobacco is taxed too much. Why cripple another industry ? Tobacco is a big exporter.

How many times can tobacco, soda, rental cars and homes be taxed for those that pay no taxes ?

Didn't we fought for freedom from taxation ?


Reply 11 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/1/2012 2:23:20 PM     (No. 8980138)

Tobacco control? No. People control.



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