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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Brazil's Anti-Tobacco Law Means Markedly Fewer Places to Light Up

The legislation bans smoking in enclosed areas open to the public and imposes new restrictions on cigarette advertising. The Anti-Tobacco Law bans the use of any tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, smoking pipes, and water pipes in enclosed area
PanAm Post
added Dec 5, 2014 17:10
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[Latin America] Chile smokes the most in the Americas, new report says

Santiago Times (cl)
added Feb 17, 2012 00:00
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[Latin America] STRATEGY AND PLAN OF ACTION TO STRENGTHEN TOBACCO CONTROL IN THE REGION OF THE AMERICAS 2018-2022 (PDF)

There are around 127 million smokers in the Region today. The current age-standardized prevalence of smoking among people aged 15 and over is 17.1%, with a higher prevalence in men (21.9%) than women (12.7%). However, the difference between the sexes i
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added Sep 28, 2017 16:04
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[Latin America] Brazilian drug gang PCC is strengthening its links with Hezbollah / The alliance is feeding power and profits of both groups

The PCC reportedly smuggles drugs and arms to the Lebanese paramilitary group, plus electronic products, cigarettes, clothing and fuel...smuggled goods such as cigarettes are also denting Brazil’s economy. The National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality
plus55 (br)
added Jul 27, 2017 06:52
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Study: Tobacco Companies Are Marketing Flavored Cigarettes to Appeal to Children in Latin America; Countries Must Act to Protect Kids

Multinational tobacco companies are marketing a new generation of highly flavored tobacco products, like menthol, mint and fruit, that appeal to kids throughout Latin America. In many cases they are selling them near schools,
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 15, 2017 15:22
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[Latin America] Defending strong tobacco packaging and labelling regulations in Uruguay: transnational tobacco control network versus Philip Morris International

To replicate Uruguay’s success, other countries need to recognise that strong political support, an actively engaged local civil society and financial and technical support are important factors in overcoming tobacco industry's legal threats to defend st
Tobacco Control
added Mar 24, 2017 02:55
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[Latin America] Little Uruguay beat Big Tobacco in court, keeping the right to large, grotesque cigarette warnings

The company had demanded that either the regulations be lifted, not be applied to Philip Morris, or that Uruguay pay the company more than $20 million in damages. The tribunal instead ordered Philip Morris to pay $7 million and other costs to reimburse U
Public Radio International (PRI)
added Jul 15, 2016 02:22
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[Latin America, Switzerland] Globally significant legal victory for public health: Uruguay wins big against Philip Morris

The Union has worked with Uruguay’s government since 2014, offering technical assistance and building capacity to strengthen policy infrastructure, evaluate policy impacts, and improve enforcement. It is now supporting development of a plain tobacco pack
The Union (formerly, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) (fr)
added Jul 11, 2016 15:57
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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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[Argentina, Latin America] 'It's about hard work, long walks and lots of love': Born in 1897, 'world's oldest woman' reveals secret of long life - as she turns 119

She puts her long life down to not smoking and 'filling her life with love'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 19, 2016 18:01
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