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Tobacco firms must not target female smokers

The allegation by the Irish Cancer Society that the tobacco industry is "aggressively targeting" women will come as no surprise. Anyone, smoker or non-smoker, who has spent any time in a pub or workplace smoking area will need no reminding of the fact that a growing proportion of smokers are now women.

At a conference held in Dublin yesterday it was revealed that more women are now dying from lung cancer than from breast cancer.

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