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[Central America] Taxes collected for sales of cigarettes in Costa Rica are not enough to cover diseases caused.

The collection of taxes on tobacco does not even cover a 30% of the yearly cost social security has in providing healthcare to those suffering from diseases resulting from cigarette consumption, revealed an investigated coordinated by the Clinical and Sa
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:20
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Illicit Cigarettes: Fueling Organized Crime and Connections to Terrorism in Costa Rica and Central America

An analysis of more than 20 studies developed over the last 4 years shows an alarming increase in the illicit cigarette trade and demonstrates how these illegal profits are used to support organized crime, fuel terrorism and weaken economies in Central A
PR Newswire
added Oct 19, 2016 21:06
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[Costa Rica, South America/Caribbean] STEFANUTO: Central America is smoking

we cannot prevent the large scale volcanic eruptions and their disastrous effects on natural and public health. But, it might be sensible to think that we can prevent people from dying of tobacco smoke related disease. A recent study has shown the new leg
TheCostaRicaNews.com General (cr)
added May 29, 2016 15:23
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[Central America] Tobacco industry success in Costa Rica: The importance of FCTC Article 5.3 [FREE FULL TEXT] (PDF)

Conclusions—The Costa Rica experience demonstrates the importance of vigorous implementation of FCTC Article 5.3 which insulates public health policymaking from industry interference.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 4, 2016 22:12
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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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