OUTGOING WHO director-general Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland has her eyes set on Hollywood. She is not, however, to appear in a block-busting anti-smoking propaganda film, but is calling on filmmakers to ban actors from smoking in shot. During May's World No Tobacco Day, Dr Brundtland stressed that eight out of the ten highest earning Hollywood films in 1999-2000 for teenagers featured smoking.

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