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Global Health – PBS NewsHour
5 min2016 OCT 15
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This cancer survivor wants to stop kids in the Philippines from lighting up

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As smoking rates have fallen in the U.S. and Europe, tobacco companies have focused their advertising elsewhere, especially Asia. In the Philippines, 25 percent of the population smokes, and cigarettes are a leading cause of death. But one former smoker is cultivating a grassroots campaign to influence legislation and publicize the dangers -- especially to children. Hari Sreenivasan reports.