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Tobacco Companies Increasingly Marketing In Low-Income Nations, Often To Young People, WHO Study Shows

Christian Science Monitor: As sales slide in wealthy nations, tobacco ads target poor countries
“…A study of 16 nations published Tuesday in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization found 81 percent more tobacco ads in these lower-income countries than in high-income ones such as Canada, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates. As the 20th-century battles against tobacco marketing in the U.S. have shown, these ads — even if implicitly — often target children…” (Shekhtman, 12/3).

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