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Representatives of international, national and scientific organizations met in Bellagio, Italy, in June 1995 to examine the implications of global trends in tobacco production and consumption. The 22 participants agreed that a growing pandemic of tobacco use poses a major threat to sustainable and equitable development in low-income countries. The international Development Research Centre was invited to lead a roundtable consultative process to devise a broad-based funding strategy to promote action on tobacco control.


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1109 - 1110


Developing Countries, Humans, International Cooperation, Plants, Toxic, Research, Tobacco, Tobacco Use Disorder