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Tobacco-Free World By 2040 Possible With Greater Political Will, Experts Say In Lancet Series

Reuters: Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040
“A world virtually free of tobacco and its devastating health consequences could be a reality within 30 years if governments showed political will and took stronger action against cigarette companies, health experts said on Friday. The international group of public health and policy specialists, writing in The Lancet medical journal, said sale of tobacco should be phased out worldwide by 2040 and called for a ‘turbo-charged’ international effort against its use…” (Kelland, 3/12).

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