Tobacco Taxes and Bans Keep More than Your Life
Indeed, smoking causes more than 5 million deaths worldwide. One of twenty persons who smoke dies while the rest are suffering from any serious disease. This much is true for most men, who try to engulf in this kind of vice for pleasure, stress relief or enhancing sex appeal.
A study shows that if public smoking were banned in public places, it would have been able to prevent people from these diseases, therefore, extending more their lives.
According to Dr. Douglas Bettcher, it is a win-win situation for finance and health ministries to regenerate revenues to improve health and productivity.
About 40 countries have already taken this preventive measure. One of them is Turkey where the smoking rate has declined from 2008 to 2012. If this progress continues, some of the smoking-related deaths could be turned aside.
Raising taxes to 75 percent of the retail price, warning labels and smoke free air policies are just a few of the programs proven to be effective to stop this world dilemma.
If this would be taken action in all the countries around the globe, it’s possible that poor countries, especially, turn their money into nutrition and education. In result, they would be increasing their economic level and progress then takes over.
Living with good health, meaning, minimizing the use of tobacco, could be one way of saving the country from poverty which gives rise to successful people in all corners of the world.
The question remains for the public if tobacco taxes and bans help preserve humanity, or is this just one trick to make them continue with their vices.