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"In practical medicine the facts are far too few for them to enter into the calculus of probabilities... in applied medicine we are always concerned with the individual" -- S. D. Poisson

December 03, 2005

WHO Stops Hiring Smokers

Sam Cage via AP via WaPo:

"WHO has taken a very public lead in the fight against tobacco use," spokesman Iain Simpson said. "As a matter of principle, WHO does not want to recruit smokers."

WHO chief Lee Jong-wook wrote a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan asking him to consider whether all United Nations agencies and offices should be made smoke-free areas.

For example, the WHO job posting for an Epidemiologist in New Delhi has this at the bottom:

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