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[Latin America] Effect of Uruguay’s National 100% Smokefree Law on Emergency Visits for Bronchospasm

Uruguay’s 100% smokefree law was followed by fewer emergency visits for bronchospasm and less need for treatment, supporting adoption of such policies in low- and middle-income countries to reduce the disease burden and healthcare costs associated with s
Science Direct
added May 19, 2015 15:54
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[Latin America] GLANTZ: More evidence of fast benefits of smokefree law: Emergency visits for bronchospasm drop after Uruguay’s 100% law

"Effect of Uruguay's National 100% Smokefree Law on Emergency Visits for Bronchospasm" in American Journal of Preventive Medicine. This paper adds to the robust literature showing that 100% smokefree laws have immediate health benefits that immediately r
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 19, 2015 15:52
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Once Philip Morris Workers, Now They Clamp Down On Uruguay's Smokers

"They gathered us all, and officially and without any previous warning, tell us that management had decided to close the factory down," he says. The reason they gave was the excessive regulation of smoking in Uruguay....
National Public Radio (NPR)
added May 9, 2015 17:11
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[Latin America] BAT Signals It May Raise Bid for Rest of Brazil’s Souza Cruz

said Wednesday it will get a new estimate for Souza Cruz after some investors opposed BAT’s $3.5 billion offer for the stake it doesn’t already own. BAT also said first-quarter revenue rose 1.7 percent at constant exchange rates, trailing the 3.5 percent
Bloomberg News
added Apr 29, 2015 12:58
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[Latin America] The use of legal, illegal and roll-your-own cigarettes to increasing tobacco excise taxes and comprehensive tobacco control policies: findings from the ITC Uruguay survey [FREE FULL TEXT]

To improve the effectiveness of increased taxes and prices in reducing smoking, policymakers need to narrow price variability in the tobacco market. Moreover, increasing antismoking messaging reduces tax avoidance in the form of switching to cheaper RYO c
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2015 22:43
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[Latin America, Uruguay] LETTER: Blood smoke

It’s a quite scary scenario: a single company with a product which kills beyond any doubt could succeed in defeating the laws made to protect general public. It’s often blamed that World Bank courts generally take sides with corporations, but this is an
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Apr 17, 2015 13:19
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The Enduring Effects of Smoking in Latin America

Unless innovations in the detection and treatment of chronic diseases are introduced soon, continued gains in adult survival in Latin America and the Caribbean region may slow down considerably.
American Journal of Public Health
added Apr 17, 2015 12:09
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[Latin America] Amcor pays $US30m for Souza Cruz in Brazil

Amcor has agreed to pay $US30 million ($39.1 million) for the Brazilian tobacco packaging operations of Souza Cruz, which is majority owned by British American Tobacco plc and is the market leader in the Brazilian cigarette market.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Apr 10, 2015 16:49
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[Latin America, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Argentina Lags Behind in Terms of Tobacco Control

Argentina remains one in seven U.N. member states — and the only one in South America — to have not yet ratified, after initially signing, a landmark treaty that aims to reduce tobacco consumption and advertising.
Latin America News Dispatch
added Mar 22, 2015 16:06
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Uruguay's anti-tobacco law spurs black market in cigarettes

The high taxes that accompany Uruguay's stern anti-tobacco law are behind a burgeoning black market in cigarettes, according to Akisaqu, an association representing owners of retail kiosks. .. As 2015 rang in, the government of outgoing President Jose Mu
Fox News
added Jan 3, 2015 13:32
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