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Date:5/30/2010

resents a milestone for the promotion of public health and provides new legal dimensions for international health cooperation.

A Web site, http://www.tobaccobook.com, has been launched with Rabinoff's e-book. The site has tools through which users can easily email President Barack Obama to urge him to send the United Nations' Framework Convention on Tobacco Control to the U.S. Congress for ratification, as well as to communicate with their Senators and Congressional Representative regarding their views on important tobacco control issues.

The free e-book, "Toward a Tobacco Free World," available at www.tobaccobook.com/freebook, by Kaiser Permanente psychiatrist and UCLA researcher Dr. Michael Rabinoff, highlights the societal costs worldwide that stem from tobacco use. Rabinoff details the global cost of smoking and outlines actions that can be taken immediately to help save lives worldwide.

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama, endorsed the book with the following statement: "Whatever short-lived pleasure it may provide, there is now no doubt that the use of tobacco is a cause of much disease and misery. The most effective way of persuading people to modify their behavior and give up bad habits such as smoking is to make them aware of the dangers involved. This book will surely go a long way towards doing this."

Robert Pearl, MD, executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, endorsed the book: "The book is outstanding and tells a compelling story about the tremendous dangers of cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke. I hope that one day smoking, like polio, will be a distant memory." The Permanente Medical Group provides medical care for Kaiser Permanente's 3.3 million members in No
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