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View Resource Tobacco Industry Strategies to Undermine Tobacco Control Activities at the World Health Organization

Released on August 2 by the World Health Organization (WHO), this 248-page report charges that leading tobacco companies undertook a long-running, sophisticated, and comprehensive effort to undermine the WHO's anti-smoking efforts worldwide. Based on industry documents that date back a decade, the report contends that tobacco companies attempted to use front organizations and groups to block the...
View Resource Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General

Released on August 9, this new 462-page report from US Surgeon General David Satcher argues that smoking rates could be cut in half within a decade if proven anti-smoking efforts are fully implemented. Among the measures advocated are school-based anti-smoking programs, aggressive anti-tobacco community and media campaigns, raising prices and taxes, and improving tobacco warning labels. The report...