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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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Inside Costa Rica Costa Rica to declare “war” on tobacco smuggling

Sisy Castillo, Vice-Minister of Health, said that Costa Rica’s anti-tobacco law and regulation provides legislation to fight the clandestine cigarette market. Castillo said her ministry is considering an agreement with the Fiscal Police of the Haciend
Inside Costa Rica (cr)
added Oct 23, 2012 17:30
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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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[Costa Rica] Cigarette makers adapting to anti-tobacco law

The “Tabacalera Costarricense S.A., or TACSA, which is affiliated with Phillip Morris International, says it is preparing to eliminate cigarette packs with less than 20 cigarettes from the Costa Rican market, and withdraw all of its publicity and advertis
Inside Costa Rica (cr)
added Oct 15, 2012 11:23
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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] Tobacco Control Law Pushed Forward

This week, the Ministry of Health reduced to three months the 12-month deadline covering prohibiting the sale of packs of cigarettes of less than 20.
Inside Costa Rica (cr)
added Jul 2, 2012 10:11
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