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[South America/Caribbean] Costa Rica to expand smoking cessation program to all public hospitals by 2016

The Costa Rican Social Security System, or Caja, plans to open smoking cessation clinics in hospitals countrywide to help folks kick the habit. But coming to the aid of smokers really isn’t a choice for health officials, and Caja Executive President Marí
Tico Times (cr)
added Sep 18, 2014 17:38
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[South America/Caribbean] Pot Becoming More Popular Than Cigarettes in Costa Rica Schools

pot in costa rica 1Those who smoked tobacco fell more than a third from 2006 to 2013. 38% of students smoked tobacco seven years ago, compared to 9% today. The change in smoking tobacco might be because of the smoking ban or because it’s now illegal to s
Costa Rican Times (cr)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:38
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[Costa Rica, South America/Caribbean] GLANTZ: Amazing progress in Latin American and Caribbean; industry fighting back hard

The conference, organized by the Costa Rica Ministry of Health and Interamerican Heart Foundation ... There was way too much going on to provide a detailed report, but in many ways the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries are well ahead of the USA
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Apr 1, 2014 13:16
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[South America/Caribbean] Is Costa Rica's anti-tobacco law encouraging smuggling?

Two years after Costa Rica passed an aggressive national anti-smoking law, the number of illegal smokes seized by law enforcement has skyrocketed by 89 percent, according to figures from the Finance Ministry. Some might point to the law’s tax increase a
Tico Times (cr)
added Mar 26, 2014 12:46
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[South America/Caribbean] Costa Rica will Host the 4th Latin American Conference Tobacco or Health Celebrating the Second Anniversary of the Application of Law Number 9028 for Tobacco Control

The 4th Latin American and Caribbean Conference, organized by the InterAmerican Heart Foundation and the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica, will bring together the world's best scientists in Tobacco Control.
PR Web
added Mar 5, 2014 17:58
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Costa Rica's Social Security System is going to text you to stop smoking

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or the Caja, wants to reduce the number of people who smoke, as well as the high costs public hospitals incur in treating patients with tobacco-related illness.
Tico Times (cr)
added Jan 23, 2014 00:45
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[South America/Caribbean] Anti-Tobacco Law in Costa Rica Prompts Smuggling

Based on media reports in the past two years, cigarette smuggling in Costa Rica has rapidly increased in the wake of the anti-tobacco law implementation.
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Dec 16, 2013 22:12
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[South America/Caribbean] Following Tax Law, Criminals Flood Costa Rica Tobacco Market

Costa Rica has witnessed a five-fold rise in illegal cigarette seizures since 2012, suggesting illegal groups are capitalizing on a new tobacco law to flood the market with contraband products. So far this year, Costa Rican authorities have recovered 12
InSight Crime (co)
added Nov 11, 2013 13:12
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[South America/Caribbean] Cigarette Smuggling in Costa Rica on the Rise

imagine that a shipping container completely filled with packs of smuggled cigarettes enters Costa Rica every two weeks, with the caveat that the government and the people do not enjoy revenue from the taxes imposed on these products by the Tobacco Contro
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Jul 7, 2013 21:14
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[Costa Rica, South America/Caribbean] Health Ministry Insists on Banning Import Electronic Cigarettes

The ministry has not been able to stop the import. In other countries, these electronic cigarettes are banned to prevent harm to the health of people. Among the ingredients are substances that are carcinogenic, They have not yet found a way to ban the i
TheCostaRicaNews.com General (cr)
added Apr 16, 2013 03:55
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