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Tobacco, alcohol use dips

Jun 22, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Regional Health Services Department Researches show tobacco and alcohol consumption among young people has dropped by 20 percent, Anuradhapura Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Palitha Bandara said at a press conference at the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute yesterday. According to the WHO in the 20 century the tobacco industry in ruthless persuit of profits, killed 100 million people worldwide and it is set to kill a 1,000 million in the 21st century. This will happen if these merchants of death miscalled the tobacco industry, are allowed freely to promote and advertise their poison by direct and indirect methods. One method systematically used by the industry is to reward handsomely glamorous actors and actresses to smoke in movies whenever possible National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Chairman Prof. Carlo Fonseka said.   www.dailynews.lk/2010/06/23/news01.asp