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UN Council adopts resolution on tobacco use to protect women and children

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On July 23 2010, the United Nations Economic and Social Council unanimously adopted a resolution on tobacco use and maternal and child health. According to their press secretary, the resolution recognizes the harms of tobacco use on women and children and urges Member States to “include tobacco control in their efforts to improve public health, including maternal and child health, and reduce child mortality, through protecting children and pregnant women from tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke”. This resolution is helpful in educational outreach for smokefree multi-unit and free-standing individual housing, as well as for smokefree casinos that will protect pregnant casino workers and patrons, as well as children that may walk-thru the casino gaming floors to get from hotel rooms to the boardwalk and beach. Click here to view the resolution.