World Tobacco Talks The 191 member-states of the World Health Organization are trying to come up with a tobacco treaty by 2003 that would reduce smoking-related deaths. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports that as the third round of world tobacco talks draws to a close in Geneva, negotiators are split into two camps: those from poorer countries who favor strong international controls on the tobacco industry, and industrialized states trying to balance trade and constitutional issues with public health protections.
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The 191 member-states of the World Health Organization are trying to come up with a tobacco treaty by 2003 that would reduce smoking-related deaths. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports that as the third round of world tobacco talks draws to a close in Geneva, negotiators are split into two camps: those from poorer countries who favor strong international controls on the tobacco industry, and industrialized states trying to balance trade and constitutional issues with public health protections.