Governments usually impose high tax burdens on cigarettes. It makes sense, since everybody knows that smoking is bad for health. The following example based upon the Israeli data clearly shows how consumption decreases with the rising tax burden.
Governments usually do not wish to discourage employers from hiring. Yet labour is taxed almost as heavily as cigarettes in some countries.
Note that Israelis know the consequences of taxation. So do the Swiss. Not to mention Chileans.