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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean, Switzerland] TEGEL: Why Uruguay's David and Goliath fight with big tobacco really matters

Smoking is on course to kill up to 1 billion worldwide this century, most in poor nations. Could this little South American country, in a legal fight with Philip Morris, help turn that around?
GlobalPost
added Jul 16, 2014 21:57
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean, USA] Feds grant $1.5 million to help women quit smoking in Brazil

The federal government granted a Brazilian-born researcher at the University of Alabama a 5-year, $1.5 million grant to help women quit smoking in her native country, Judicial Watch reported. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) approved Isabel Scari
Washington Times
added Aug 12, 2013 17:54
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[Latin America, Peru] Why People Are Drinking Tobacco in the Amazon

There are dozens of healing centers to chose from in the Iquitos area alone... Tobacco, however, is by far the most prevalent master plant outside of ayahuasca itself....In isolated cases, however, foreigners coming to the jungle have lost their lives fo
Vice.com
added Jul 15, 2016 21:53
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Guyana needs multi-sectoral action on tobacco control

PAHO/WHO Country Representative Dr William Adu-Krow has suggested tobacco control interventions should be integrated into Guyana’s development programmes and related investment initiatives.
Stabroek News (gy)
added Jun 8, 2014 12:58
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean, USA] Uruguay president sends Obama more than smoke signals

Mujica told Obama, a former smoker, that 8 million people die worldwide due to smoking related illnesses. “This is more than World War I [and] World War II,” said Mujica through an interpreter. “It’s murder. We are in an arduous fight – very arduous – an
Al Jazeera
added May 12, 2014 20:24
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[Caribbean, Latin America, USA] Trademarks, State-owned Enterprises, and Cuba’s Rum and Cigar Industries

In February of this year, the US Supreme Court handed another victory to Cubatabaco by refusing to intervene in the legal case against General Cigar. The decision allows Cubatabaco to once again request the cancellation of the trademark registered by Gene
Cuba Journal
added Jul 13, 2016 18:16
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[Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Latin America, Mexico] Alto a las Tabacaleras.org [Stop Tobacco Companies]

We are a group of civil society organizations committed to the defense and promotion of health since 2010, working on a regional project to monitor and counter the actions of the tobacco industry in four Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colomb
Alto a las Tabacaleras.org
added Nov 4, 2015 22:40
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Running With Purpose: 63 Days To Combat Smoking In Chile

The 42-year-old Anguita once smoked two or three packs of cigarettes a day — until, 17 years ago, he decided to give up smoking and start running. Since exercise helps him keep away from tobacco, he hopes it can do the same for others.
WBUR-FM (Boston, MA)
added Jan 3, 2015 12:53
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Brazil Bans Manufacture, Sale of Fake Cigarettes

The manufacture and sale of imitation cigarettes, especially those targeting children, will be banned in Brazil beginning in June 2014. The ruling, signed Thursday by President Dilma Rousseff, is yet another government initiative to reduce the number of
Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Dec 28, 2013 00:57
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, China, India, Latin America, Russia] ARCHIVE: Tobacco use in 3 billion individuals from 16 countries: an analysis of nationally representative cross-sectional household surveys

The first wave of GATS showed high rates of smoking in men, early initiation of smoking in women, and low quit ratios, reinforcing the view that efforts to prevent initiation and promote cessation of tobacco use are needed to reduce associated morbidity
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 28, 2013 09:39
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