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[Chile] Smoking in Latin America: Stubbed out

This month Chile became the 14th Latin American country to ban smoking in enclosed public spaces. Chile’s conversion is significant, since it is something of a smokers’ corner. The World Health Organisation says over 40% of Chileans smoke, compared with 2
The Economist
added Mar 28, 2013 10:02
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[Chile, Latin America] The Briefcase: New tobacco law prompts BAT pullout

said Thursday it is closing its operations in Chile because of changes to the country's tobacco law. The world's No. 2 cigarette maker said it objects to changes that include banning additives, such as menthol, and adding larger warnings to cigarette pac
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 13, 2015 10:54
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[Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico] Cigarette Companies Mock Tobacco Control Laws in Latin America

With tobacco product advertisements banned in every country in the region, companies are now targeting points of sale in their efforts to increase product visibility, and implementing corporate social responsibility programmes to maintain brand popularit
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Mar 7, 2013 14:56
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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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[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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[Korea - North, Korea - South, Latin America, South America/Caribbean] N. Korean diplomats caught trying to smuggle Cuban cigars in Brazil

It has emerged that two North Korean diplomats were recently caught trying to smuggle thousands of Cuban cigars into Brazil. The South Korean Consulate General in Sao Paulo says the diplomats were caught at Viracopos International Airport late last month
Arirang TV & Radio (kr)
added Oct 21, 2015 13:06
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[Latin America, Mexico, South Africa] JTI celebrates Camel centenary

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) will begin celebrating Camel's the 100th anniversary in Latin America this month. Events will take place at duty-free locations such as Mexico City International airport in Dufry outlets, Cancun airport in World Duty
DFNI (uk)
added Apr 10, 2013 08:54
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Latin America's War On Tobacco, And The Toll On Local Growers

The tobacco companies have put into practice several techniques to get the most profit out of their products. PMI has sued the Uruguayan government at the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, for their anti-tobacco regulations. BAT
WorldCrunch (fr)
added Jan 15, 2013 15:28
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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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[Latin America] Nicaragua is first country to ratify new international protocol to eliminate illicit tobacco trade

The protocol, ratified by Nicaragua on 20 December 2013, seeks to eliminate all forms of illicit trade in tobacco products by requiring Parties to take measures to control the supply chain and to cooperate internationally on a wide range of related matte
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added Feb 12, 2014 17:31
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