World Tobacco Treaty is Saving Lives, US Still Absent

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Five years in, 168 countries around the world have ratified the World Health Organization’s tobacco treaty to protect the public from the tobacco industry. After five years, the US is still absent from this list. “It’s time for the United States to join the global community and reclaim a leadership role in taking on the tobacco epidemic,” said Kellett. “This treaty will outlast all of us, setting not only a strong standard for tobacco control but also a powerful precedent for safeguarding democracies against the interference and abuses of powerful industries.”

Title: Five Years In, Tobacco Treaty is Saving Lives, Continues to be Stymied by Industry, US Still Absent

Corporate Accountability International, February 26, 2010

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/02/26-2

Author: Gigi Kellet

Researcher: Bretta Diekmann

Faculty Evaluator: Julie Andrzejewski

St. Cloud State University