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Will rise in cigarette tax stop you from smoking?

Stephen looks at the World Health Organisation's proposal to increase tobacco taxes and it's impact (or not) on smoking. Stephen wonders if this call is not just creating a much big black market.

Yusuf Saloojee from the National Council against smoking clarifies in the interview below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Will rise in cigarette tax stop you from smoking?


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