Gro Harlem Brundtland

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In the Bergen process, there has been an important debate on the principle of precaution. I will add my strong support to those who say that we cannot delay action until all scientific facts are on our tables. We already know enough to start to act-and to act more forcefully. We know the time it takes from decision through implementation to practical(More)
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Four million unnecessary deaths per year; 11,000 every day. It is rare – if not impossible – to find examples in history that match tobacco's programmed trail of death and destruction. I use the word programmed carefully. A cigarette is the only consumer product which when used as directed kills its consumer. Nicotine is known to be a habit-forming(More)
3 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The preliminary draft of this paper was prepared, under the guidance of the WHO Ageing and Health Programme, by two young professionals, then based in WHO as interns. They attended the First International Congress on the Ageing Male, Geneva, from 4 to 8 February 1998, and took copious notes. Thus, the initial input of Hans-Georg Justl and(More)
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