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Fact of the Week

Fact of the Week

The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a survey of schoolchildren 13 to 15 in 68 countries. The survey found that about 11 percent of the children in Latin America and the Caribbean were offered free cigarettes by a tobacco company representative in 1999 and 2000. In Russia, it was 17 percent. In Jordan, it was 25 percent.

Source: New York Times, 24 August 2001.

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