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    UNIS/SGSM/531
    2 June 2014

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

    Quote on World No-Tobacco Day

    31 May 2014

    VIENNA, 31 May (United Nations Information Service) - "Increasing taxes on tobacco products discourages young people from taking up smoking and encourages current smokers to reduce use or quit altogether.  Tobacco taxes are a direct route to preventing cancer, stroke and disease - and to saving lives."

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