• By Dana Sparks

Building Global Bridges To Fight Tobacco Use

March 23, 2012

This year tobacco-related illness will kill nearly 6-million people worldwide. That's more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

Just this week in Singapore, at a global tobacco control conference, the World Health Organization urged China and other Asian countries to raise taxes on cigarette sales and ban tobacco advertising, in an effort to fight tobacco use.

Mayo Clinic, the American Cancer Society and The University of Arizona have also joined the smoking battle with a program called Global Bridges.  The initiative is training health care professionals to advocate for tobacco control policy worldwide.  Vivien Williams has this report.    [TRT 1:50]

Video package w/ b-roll in downloads above.  

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