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[Central America, Latin America] Marijuana Smoking on the Rise in Costa Rica High Schools

Cannabis has overtaken tobacco as one of the recreational substances of choice among high school students in Costa Rica. Such was the conclusion reached by the Institute on Liquor and Substance Abuse Research (Spanish acronym: IAFA) following its Fourth
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Apr 18, 2016 21:34

[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

[Central America, Latin America] LANDRIEU: Cuba And Cigars: Advancing Relations Could Hinge On Fair Regulations

Mary L. Landrieu served as a member of the United States Senate from 1997–2015, where she chaired the Senate Small Business Committee, and Energy Committee. She is now with the firm of Van Ness Feldman, and is a consultant to Cigar Rights of America and
Cigar Aficionado
added Apr 5, 2016 15:29

[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

[Central America, Latin America] The importance of continued engagement during the implementation phase of tobacco control policies in a middle-income country: the case of Costa Rica

The implementation phase continues to be a site of intensive tobacco industry political activity in low and middle-income countries. International support and earmarked tobacco taxes provide important technical and financial assistance to implement tobacc
Tobacco Control
added Feb 9, 2016 00:54

[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

[Central America, Latin America] GLANTZ: How Costa Rica implemented the FCTC by overcoming decades of industry dominance

This paper is an update of our earlier paper that showed that the tobacco companies understood that Costa Rica is a trendsetting country in Latin America and how they blocked effective tobacco control for years. Motivated by the FCTC and with assistance
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jan 27, 2016 19:32

[Latin America] Uruguayan Vendors Say Tobacco Tax About Revenue, Not Health

Uruguayan storeowners believe that a recent hike in the tax on tobacco products to 15.5 percent is aimed more at boosting government revenue than at reducing the number of smokers, trade association head Claudio Orrego told EFE.
Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Jan 27, 2016 00:13

[Latin America] 22nd Century’s Central American Growing Program to Yield Large Quantities of Proprietary Seed Stock to Support Very Low Nicotine Cigarette Product Launches

Now nearing harvest, the specially-propagated Central American tobacco crop is expected to produce sufficient quantities of Very Low Nicotine tobacco seed stock to support 22nd Century’s increasing distribution of Very Low Nicotine (“VLN”) tobacco cigaret
Business Wire
added Jan 21, 2016 20:33

[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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