Why more tobacco taxes are needed
Over the past 10 years, impressive gains have been made in the battle against the tobacco epidemic. Spurred by the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which came into force in 2005, most countries have launched comprehensive tobacco-control programmes. But there is much more to be done. If the tobacco epidemic is left unaddressed, the WHO estimates its use will kill one billion people over the course of this century.