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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] PAHO: More government action needed to reverse smoking epidemic in region

According to the report, only half the population of the Americas (the inhabitants of 17 of 35 countries) is fully protected from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke by laws requiring smoke-free environments in all enclosed public places and workplaces
Caribbean360 (bb)
added May 20, 2016 22:53
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[Asia-pacific, Latin America, South America/Caribbean] de ZAYAS: How can Philip Morris sue Uruguay over its tobacco laws?

There is no justification for the existence of a privatised system of dispute settlement...It is time for the UN general assembly to convene a world conference to put human rights at the centre of the international investment regime. In this context, a bi
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Nov 16, 2015 22:21
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[Europe, Latin America] Health at a Glance 2015 / OECD Indicators

This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the performance of health systems in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Latv
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (fr)
added Nov 5, 2015 16:10
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[Latin America, New Zealand] Kiwi Matthew Clarke dies in Peru after tobacco purge

A Kiwi man has died soon after taking part in a "tobacco purge" at a resort in Peru... The ritual involves drinking a tobacco tea, water, and subsequently vomiting. The same ritual recently claimed the life of Canadian Jennifer Logan.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Sep 21, 2015 20:20
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Tobacco & Human Rights in Latin America

An article written by ASH Staff Attorney Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy was recently published... In failing to protect their citizens from the harms of tobacco, countries are violating international human rights laws. A suit could be filed within the Inter-Americ
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jun 16, 2015 11:30
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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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[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, South America/Caribbean] Uruguay's new anti-smoking president faces pot dilemma

Vazquez, a cancer doctor returning to the country's highest office a decade after launching an anti-smoking crusade, faces a dilemma over his predecessor's landmark marijuana law….the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Dec 2, 2014 07:32
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[Latin America] No smoking in Chile? No way.

Chileans are still the heaviest smokers in the region despite a strict anti-tobacco law.
GlobalPost
added Oct 14, 2009 00:00
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Latin America: Illegal Tobacco Hurts Trade

There is a systemic relationship of illicit trade with other fundamental factors that shape Latin American cigarette markets, such as taxes and regulations, consumer driven trends such as healthier lifestyles, and consumers simply adjusting their spendin
Latinvex
added Oct 10, 2017 20:58
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