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[Central America, Latin America] Marijuana Smoking on the Rise in Costa Rica High Schools

Cannabis has overtaken tobacco as one of the recreational substances of choice among high school students in Costa Rica. Such was the conclusion reached by the Institute on Liquor and Substance Abuse Research (Spanish acronym: IAFA) following its Fourth
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Apr 18, 2016 21:34
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The importance of continued engagement during the implementation phase of tobacco control policies in a middle-income country: the case of Costa Rica

The implementation phase continues to be a site of intensive tobacco industry political activity in low and middle-income countries. International support and earmarked tobacco taxes provide important technical and financial assistance to implement tobacc
Tobacco Control
added Feb 9, 2016 18:33
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Costa Rica: The importance of continued engagement when implementing tobacco control policies in a middle-income country

This third paper completes the story by showing how, with continued international support, Costa Rican public health advocates were able to overcome continuing industry efforts to block successful implementation of the law. These papers demonstrate that
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 9, 2016 18:30
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[Central America, Latin America] The importance of continued engagement during the implementation phase of tobacco control policies in a middle-income country: the case of Costa Rica

The implementation phase continues to be a site of intensive tobacco industry political activity in low and middle-income countries. International support and earmarked tobacco taxes provide important technical and financial assistance to implement tobacc
Tobacco Control
added Feb 9, 2016 00:54
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[Central America] Costa Rica’s implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Overcoming decades of industry dominance

Costa Rica’s experience illustrates how with resources, good strategic planning, aggressive tactics and perseverance tobacco control advocates can overcome tobacco industry opposition in the Legislative Assembly and Executive Branch. This determined appro
Salud Pública de México (mx)
added Jan 27, 2016 19:36
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[Central America, Latin America] GLANTZ: How Costa Rica implemented the FCTC by overcoming decades of industry dominance

This paper is an update of our earlier paper that showed that the tobacco companies understood that Costa Rica is a trendsetting country in Latin America and how they blocked effective tobacco control for years. Motivated by the FCTC and with assistance
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jan 27, 2016 19:32
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[Latin America, Mexico] Canada Fuels the Tobacco Black Market in Costa Rica

This indictment comes after a group of Mexican journalists visited Canada this summer and found out that the source of a huge illicit cigarette trade and tax defrauding scheme in Mexico is in large part due to contraband cigarettes coming from Southweste
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Nov 27, 2015 10:28
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[Asia, Costa Rica, Malaysia] Group against proposed ban on smoking at all eateries

The Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors’ General Association is against the Health Ministry’s proposed ban on smoking at all eateries, including open air areas without air conditioning. Its president Ho Su Mong said the proposal would have a huge
The Star (my)
added May 16, 2015 09:04
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[South America/Caribbean] Is It Illegal to Smoke in Your Hotel Room in Costa Rica?

"... The law prohibits smoking in workplaces, and that is what a hotel is.” The Chamber of Hotels may present a legal complaint against the MSP, to be heard before the Administrative Tribunal, which is a court division in Costa Rica that gets to rule on
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Feb 7, 2015 15:49
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[Costa Rica] Police seize more than 10000 contraband cigarettes in San José raids

Police raided five businesses in downtown San José after several weeks of investigation. Officers seized cigarettes where business owners lacked customs documentation and when cigarette packs did not meet labeling standards set by Costa Rica’s Anti-Smokin
Tico Times (cr)
added Oct 3, 2014 17:09
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