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WHO urges China to bolster tobacco controls

March 20, 2012, 11:40 am by Associated Press Healthwire

SINGAPORE (AP) -- The head of the World Health Organization urged China on Tuesday to bolster controls on tobacco in a country where half of adult males smoke....


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Associated Press Healthwire : June 24, 2017, 5:33 am
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Associated Press Healthwire : June 23, 2017, 12:26 pm
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Associated Press Healthwire : June 23, 2017, 9:40 am
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