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Medical News & Perspectives
April 2, 2008

Global Report Highlights Tobacco Use, Offers Countermeasures for Nations

JAMA. 2008;299(13):1531-1532. doi:10.1001/jama.299.13.1531

For the first time, a comprehensive report reveals how people in countries across the globe use tobacco and what efforts are being made in these countries to reduce the negative health effects of tobacco use. The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2008, which has been lauded by proponents of tobacco control efforts as a landmark step toward helping nations and their governments reduce tobacco's deadly toll (

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