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[Latin America] Uruguay: The little country that changed tobacco laws

That Uruguay triumphed so completely in its litigation against Philip Morris International – the court even ordered Philip Morris to pay Uruguay's court costs – suggests packaging laws for tobacco have friends in high places.
Christian Science Monitor
added Jul 10, 2016 15:12
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] SMITH: Why Uruguay's David & Goliath fight with big tobacco really matters

But before you nod off, here's a triple shot of espresso: Uruguay's fight with Philip Morris, the world's largest cigarette manufacturer, just might mark a turning point in the global smoking pandemic that the World Health Organization (WHO) expects to
TucsonSentinel.com
added Jul 18, 2014 18:17
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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] Relationship between smoking and health and education spending in Chile

may be indicative of the existence of a crowding out effect of tobacco. This effect, in turn, may increase the burden that the rest of society must bear for the increased healthcare that they require because of tobacco consumption.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 7, 2017 03:54
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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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[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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