THE WORLD Health Organisation is to target women's exposure to passive smoking because of male smokers as part of its long-standing campaign against tobacco consumption. In a new monograph, it has called for bans on smoking in public places and advertising, pointing out that while worldwide 48 per cent of men smoke, the figure is just 12 per cent for women.

"Second-hand smoke is an important women's issue," said Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, WHO Director-General. "Women everywhere are exposed to second-hand smoke and suffer serious health ...

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