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Tobacco Control Advocates From LMICs Describe Threats, Violence Likely Related To Efforts

New York Times: In Poor Countries, Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence
“…[S]everal tobacco control advocates at last week’s 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town … in telephone conversations described violence or threats they faced as they fought the expansion of smoking in their countries. … The discussion of threats was an undercurrent at what was already a contentious conference held to highlight the tobacco industry’s focus on poor and middle-income countries…” (McNeil, 3/12).

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