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Global Smoking Rates Down Since Implementation Of WHO Treaty On Tobacco Control, But Could Drop Further With More Effort, Study Says

Reuters: Tobacco treaty has helped cut smoking rates, but more work needed
“A global tobacco treaty put in place in 2005 has helped reduce smoking rates by 2.5 percent worldwide in 10 years, researchers said on Tuesday, but use of deadly tobacco products could be cut even further with more work on anti-smoking policies. In a study published in the Lancet Public Health journal, researchers from Canada’s University of Waterloo and the World Health Organization (WHO) found that while progress against what they called the ‘global tobacco epidemic’ has been substantial, it has still fallen short of the pace called for by the treaty…” (Kelland, 3/21).

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