An Antismoking 'Call to Action'

A new World Health Organization study calls for regulation, education, and taxation to combat rising smoking rates in the developing world

Smoking may be on the decline in the U.S., but globally the habit is still on the rise. That's one of the main takeaways from a new report by the World Health Organization. The data-packed report outlines the state of smoking around the world and offers six policy prescriptions for governments to curb tobacco use. "It's a call to action," says Dr. Douglas Bettcher, director of the WHO Tobacco Free Initiative.

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