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WILLIAMS: Curbing the Menace of Cigarette 

Jump to full article: All-Africa.com, 2008-03-11
Author: Dr. Williams / Concord Times (Freetown)


It is disheartening to know that Sierra Leone remains the only country in the world that have neither signed nor ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) treaty. . . .

Tobacco is a poison that has deprived our nation of a healthy workforce, depressed most households especially low-income ones basic necessities such as food, education and health care.

As in the words of Sir Edmund Burke "All that it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing." Tobacco is evil from every perspective, therefore the good people of Sierra Leone must do something to stop this evil called tobacco. Join the campaign against tobacco today.

--Dr. Williams Ohaeri is the national coordinator of Youths Against Tobacco Smoking (YATS) in Sierra Leone.

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