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The World Heath Organisation has now approved the first international treaty against smoking. According to Reuters “it requires countries to ban or set tough restrictions on tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion within five years.” As was revealed the other day, HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson (no friend, clearly, of the First Amendment) has now emerged as a supporter of this treaty, which fortunately, will need ratification. Meanwhile, WHO’s Director-General, the reliably ludicrous Gro Harlem Brundtland, has claimed that, in approving this treaty, WHO is acting to save “billions” of lives. Billions?

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