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[Argentina, Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Argentine increases tax on tobacco companies to 75 pct.

Argentine government on Monday made official a 60 to 75 percent tax hike on the manufacture of tobacco products via the publication of a decree in the Official Bulletin. The funds collected with the tax increase will allow ... and greater coverage of exp
Fox News
added May 2, 2016 19:11
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[Latin America] Brazil launches first regional tobacco industry observatory

launched the first of five planned regional centres that will collect and share information about tobacco industry strategies to undermine tobacco control. Known as an online observatory, the centre is a partnership of the Government of Brazil and the I
Asian Tribune
added Apr 19, 2016 13:00
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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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[Guyana, Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Demtoco director says 'draconian' tobacco laws could shutter operations ($$)

Kirton, who told shareholders at the company’s 82nd Annual General Meeting that it has shared with the government the “industry’s position,” which includes a request “for balanced regulation that offers an opportunity for the existence of smokers and non
Stabroek News (gy)
added Apr 13, 2016 22:31
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[Central America, Latin America] LANDRIEU: Cuba And Cigars: Advancing Relations Could Hinge On Fair Regulations

Mary L. Landrieu served as a member of the United States Senate from 1997–2015, where she chaired the Senate Small Business Committee, and Energy Committee. She is now with the firm of Van Ness Feldman, and is a consultant to Cigar Rights of America and
Cigar Aficionado
added Apr 5, 2016 15:29
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[Latin America] Japan Tobacco International Acquires 50% Stake in Dominican Republic’s Tabacalera

has acquired a 50 percent stake in the Dominican Republic’s La Tabacalera, officials said Wednesday. JTI bought the Tabacalera stock from Spain’s Consorcio Cita Caribe. The Dominican government owns the rest of the company’s outstanding shares.
Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Feb 18, 2016 19:32
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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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[South America/Caribbean] Sneaking a Smoke / Paraguay's Tobacco Business Fuels Latin America's Black Market ($$)

One particular sector seems to play a significant role in the nation's corruption-related challenges—Paraguay's tobacco industry. According to a 2009 study by Uruguay’s Tobacco Epidemic Research Center (CIET), Paraguay accounts for approximately 11 perce
Foreign Affairs
added Feb 7, 2016 21:39
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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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[Latin America] Uruguayan Vendors Say Tobacco Tax About Revenue, Not Health

Uruguayan storeowners believe that a recent hike in the tax on tobacco products to 15.5 percent is aimed more at boosting government revenue than at reducing the number of smokers, trade association head Claudio Orrego told EFE.
Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Jan 27, 2016 00:13
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