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Fighting Tobacco Use, Worldwide

Friday, July 25, 2008

Billionaires Mayor Bloomberg and Bill Gates announced this week that they will contribute a total of $500 million to reduce tobacco use worldwide. Heather Wipfli, project manager for the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, explains where all that money is going.

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Heather Wipfli

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Comments [13]

hjs from 11211

they should just buy allthe tobacco feilds and be done with it. maybe build low income houseing on the land

Jul. 25 2008 12:52 PM
j from nyc

if anyone cares to listen, today, sciencefriday.com is having a segment on how tobacco plants are being used for research in growing manufacture a cancer vaccine - a specialized proteins for a particular experimental cancer therapy [they are actually very hardy plants]. here's the link:
http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/
archives/200807253
and for the nyc area, i usually use njn on the internet, and here's that link
http://publicbroadcast.net/njn/ppr/index.shtml
and you have to use windows media.

Jul. 25 2008 11:50 AM
O from Forest Hills

I don't date smokers. Kissing someone who smokes is like licking an ashtray. The men would get more action if they stop smoking.

Jul. 25 2008 11:48 AM
the truth from Atlanta/New York

Smoking stinks and is also bad for your health! Stop it. Period.

Jul. 25 2008 11:48 AM
Susan from queens

Bloomberg is stealing our rights!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul. 25 2008 11:47 AM
Mike from Northern Manhattan

I heard that at Duke University smoking is allowed on campus. Is this true?

Mike

Jul. 25 2008 11:47 AM
Jenn from Brooklyn.

I'm not a smoker and I don't like being around cigarette smoke, but I find all the nanny-state activities we are being subjected to even more annoying.

Jul. 25 2008 11:47 AM
Dan from Bronx

Smoking is a private choice, which should remain private and banned in public. However, the Bloomberg ban of smoking bars, which are private entities and already highly regulated environment, and which is being encouraged across other countries, is a an attempt to encroach on the freedom of choice.

Jul. 25 2008 11:46 AM
wk from ny

I recently toured the United Nations. It was surprising to smoking within the building, and to see how many people were smoking. The UN should set the example.

Jul. 25 2008 11:46 AM
Leshka from UES

What about the cloud of smoke that collects in my bedroom because the smokers have to be outside? That's the last place I need to be smelling it.

Bloomberg didn't do a great job wih his smoking ban because he didn't do anything to help people stop smoking until a year or so later.

Of course, my clothes will still smell after walking past the bars down 2nd Ave to get to my apartment. Is there a way to get that to stop?

Jul. 25 2008 11:43 AM
John from Ho Ho Kus, NJ

How come they don't serve turkey in Turkey?

Jul. 25 2008 11:42 AM
Susan from Kingston, New York

The more that people around you stop smoking, the more you notice the people that do. You can smell a smoker when they walk in the room. You smell like an ashtray!

Jul. 25 2008 11:41 AM
Gabriel from NYC

Why isn't this initiative about shutting down the tobacco companies? As long as cigarettes are available this battle will go on. If the consensus is that tobacco is bad then how is it legal to sell?

Jul. 25 2008 11:40 AM

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