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WHO Urges Countries to Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship.i
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May 30, 2013
May 31 is "World No Tobacco Day." And the message from the World Health Organization to governments around the globe is to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. That's to try and prevent children from taking up smoking and to encourage smokers to quit. VOA's Carol Pearson reports that tobacco kills nearly six million people every year, and the numbers are only expected to rise.

WHO Urges Countries to Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship.

Published May 30, 2013

May 31 is "World No Tobacco Day." And the message from the World Health Organization to governments around the globe is to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. That's to try and prevent children from taking up smoking and to encourage smokers to quit. VOA's Carol Pearson reports that tobacco kills nearly six million people every year, and the numbers are only expected to rise.


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