Editor's preface

June 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/01/99, Vol. 160 Issue 11, p1537
Academic Journal
Editorial. Profiles Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, elected Director-General of the World Health Organization and his aggressive stance against manufacture and distribution of tobacco products. Global epidemic of tobacco use; His urge to put tobacco products under the purview of food and drug regulators; Large number of tobacco users in developing countries; Launch of Tobacco Free Initiative by the WHO; Estimate of health care cost related to tobacco use in Canada.


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