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[Costa Rica] Anti-Tobacco Law Softened

The inflexible anti-tobacco law passed this year by the Legislative Assembly that flatly forbids smoking in the workplace has been made less punishing by decree of President Laura Chinchilla and Minister of Health Daisy Corrales.
Fijatevos.com (blog) (cr)
added Jul 28, 2012 10:38
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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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[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] 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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[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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[South America/Caribbean] Graphic Warnings Begin to Appear on Cigarette Packs in Costa Rica

Costa Rica joins 13 other countries in Latin America – and at least 62 countries worldwide – in requiring graphic cigarette warnings. These countries include Uruguay, which is currently fighting a lawsuit brought by tobacco giant Philip Morris Internatio
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 22, 2014 23:01
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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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[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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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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[Costa Rica] Ministry of Health May Ban Electronic Cigarettes

The Ministry of Health is considering banning the import of electronic cigarettes, which are an alternative for those who want to continue smoking without inhaling harmful substances and avoid the smoke nuisance to people who are around.
TheCostaRicaNews.com General (cr)
added Oct 16, 2012 01:57
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