ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 27, 2008
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(Washington: Rachel Martin) The challenges to the tobacco companies from two of the world's richest men over their marketing of cigarettes overseas featured; scenes shown of a billboard in Indonesia promoting cigarettes; statistics on US versus international sales of cigarettes cited. [WHO Tobacco Free Initiative director Douglas BETTCHER, New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG- cite lives lost due to tobacco use.] The pledge of 500 million dollars from Bloomberg and Microsoft's Bill Gates to reduce global smoking rates and the obstacles to anti-smoking efforts in the developing nations noted. [Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids president Matthew MYERS- comments on the companies' techniques.]
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