Tobacco neo-Prohibitionists at the U.N. 国連で禁酒法ならぬ禁煙法の支持者が新たに台頭
Tobacco neo-Prohibitionists at the U.N.
The world, or a good part of it, struggles to cope with Ebola, and the United Nations continues to be obsessed by tobacco. The World Health Organization, meeting in Moscow, came up with a treaty imposing a global tax on cigarettes and delegates of 179 nations signed it.
The United States isn’t a party to the agreement, but the drive toward global governance and taxation is a disturbing sign of much more to come. The delegates promised to raise taxes in their countries on tobacco products, ranging from cigarettes to snuff, to pipe tobacco and even electronic cigarettes with no tobacco. The idea is to price tobacco out of reach of ordinary people.