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U.S. May Back Global Anti-Tobacco Treaty

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U.S. May Back Global Anti-Tobacco Treaty

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U.S. May Back Global Anti-Tobacco Treaty

U.S. May Back Global Anti-Tobacco Treaty

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In a last-minute change of policy, U.S. Health Secretary Tommy Thompson indicates he will support an international anti-tobacco treaty due to be adopted at a World Health Organization meeting in Geneva. The measure would restrict tobacco ads and place higher taxes on tobacco products. But Thompson says the treaty still needs to be signed by President Bush and ratified by Congress. Hear NPR's Debbie Elliott.

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