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WHO on Tobacco

Claire Doole reports from Geneva on a World Health Organization (WHO) initiative to control the trade and distribution of tobacco and related products. The WHO is meeting to push for a coordinated worldwide policy to address the massive public health problems linked to tobacco use. The proposal would allow WHO member states to set their own specific national policy on trade and distribution of tobacco products, but still encourage them to cooperate in curbing the problems related to the tobacco marketing and consumption.

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