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US tobacco firms target Asia

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7102.205l (Published 26 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:205
  1. Claire Wallerstein
  1. Manila

    Health workers are warning that the recent, high profile legal cases against tobacco firms in the United States may lead to mass “dumping” of American made cigarettes in the Philippines, where the number of smokers has almost doubled in the past 10 years.

    Latest statistics, from a survey of 4500 adults and 4500 minors, showed that 73% of adults, about a fifth of them women, and 56% …

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