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2008 in review: key public health issues

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Tobacco use - a deadly epidemic

Tobacco use is growing among women and girls. WHO and partners announce significant resources and a roadmap to stop the man-made epidemic. WHO urges governments to protect the world’s 1.8 billion young people by imposing a ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

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