If you smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products anywhere in the world, you may soon have to pay an extra international tax of up to 70 percent in a plan intended to force smokers to give up the habit.

At least, that was the proposal the World Health Organization — the medical policy arm of the United Nations — was slated to discuss during a hearing in Seoul, South Korea, before the agency removed members of the press and people from the general public on Tuesday.

Sneaky and secretive bastards.



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