WHO Adopts Broad Anti-Tobacco Accord

From Times Wire Reports

The World Health Organization adopted a sweeping antitobacco treaty, aiming to control a product blamed for more than 4 million deaths a year.

The pact provides for restrictions on public smoking and advertising, tougher health warnings and limits on language such as “low-tar” and “light.”

The agency hopes governments will be able to use the treaty to clamp down on promotional campaigns and strip cigarettes of their glamorous image. The U.S. said it has made no decision about signing the pact.