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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2734

Create better, longer lives for the greatest number of people in the globe

By Manjari Peiris

Michael R. Bloomberg, an international leader on public health who works to create better, longer lives for the greatest number of people in the globe, states that the court rulings in India and the European Union upholding smart tobacco policies will help save millions of lives and help young people avoid picking up smoking in the first place.

“I applaud all the officials and advocates who stood up to the tobacco industry and supported these laws, as well as the courts that wisely upheld them. This is an important victory that will encourage other countries to take similar actions.” Says, Michael Bloomberg.

The tobacco epidemic is killing more than six million people every year. If left unchecked, tobacco use will kill more than one billion people this century. The Bloomberg Initiative to reduce tobacco use is a $600 million initiative working to implement proven tobacco control policies around the world. The initiative supports prevention policies and works to increase awareness of the dangers of tobacco use.

The Bloomberg and Bill Gates Anti Tobacco Litigation fund which was launched in 2015 helps in combating the tobacco industry’s use of international trade agreements to threaten and prevent countries from passing strong tobacco control laws.

Source of information:Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.

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Michael R. Bloomberg, an international leader on public health
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