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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...
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...