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Rich countries pledge to help poor nations fight tobacco

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7387.468/a (Published 01 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:468
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    The European Union and the World Bank have pledged to make development aid available on request to help the world's poorer countries to control tobacco, seen as a major killer.

    Financing public health campaigns and other aspects of tobacco control in developing countries has been a major sticking point in a draft treaty aimed at cutting deaths from smoking.

    Once the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is …

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