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10 facts on the global tobacco epidemic

A photo-montage promoting an ad ban on tobacco advertising.
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MPOWER policy 5: enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship

About half of the children of the world live in countries that do not ban free distribution of tobacco products. National-level studies before and after advertising bans found a decline in tobacco consumption of up to 16% following prohibitions.

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