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World No Tobacco Day: UN urges concerted global action to stem smoking’s deadly toll
31 May 2011 -  The United Nations today urged governments to drastically step up their efforts to curb the use of tobacco, stressing that policy-makers already have the tools they need to combat consumption of a drug that kills nearly 6 million people worldwide every year. Marking World No Tobacco Day, the UN called on all countries to sign up to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which has accumulated 173 States Parties since it was opened for signature in 2003. Full story: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=38555&Cr=tobacco&Cr1=
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