Headlines Tagged with Latin America — 237 headlines found
Unless innovations in the detection and treatment of chronic diseases are introduced soon, continued gains in adult survival in Latin America and the Caribbean region may slow down considerably.
Apr 16, 2015 American Journal of Public Health
added Apr 17, 2015 12:09
[Latin America] The use of legal, illegal and roll-your-own cigarettes to increasing tobacco excise taxes and comprehensive tobacco control policies: findings from the ITC Uruguay survey [FREE FULL TEXT]
To improve the effectiveness of increased taxes and prices in reducing smoking, policymakers need to narrow price variability in the tobacco market. Moreover, increasing antismoking messaging reduces tax avoidance in the form of switching to cheaper RYO c
Apr 15, 2015 Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2015 22:43
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
Apr 15, 2015 Pakistan Today (pk)
added Apr 17, 2015 13:19
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.
Apr 10, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Apr 10, 2015 16:49
In addition to the staggering damage to life and health, tobacco use is a significant drain on economies and development. The United Nations Development Programme has warned that tobacco use alone costs the world one to two percent of its GDP each year.
Apr 1, 2015 American Bar Association
added Jun 16, 2015 11:22
Argentina remains one in seven U.N. member states — and the only one in South America — to have not yet ratified, after initially signing, a landmark treaty that aims to reduce tobacco consumption and advertising.
Mar 22, 2015 Latin America News Dispatch
added Mar 22, 2015 16:06
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.
Jan 3, 2015 WBUR-FM (Boston, MA)
added Jan 3, 2015 12:53
[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Uruguay's anti-tobacco law spurs black market in cigarettes
The high taxes that accompany Uruguay's stern anti-tobacco law are behind a burgeoning black market in cigarettes, according to Akisaqu, an association representing owners of retail kiosks. .. As 2015 rang in, the government of outgoing President Jose Mu
Jan 2, 2015 Fox News
added Jan 3, 2015 13:32
with their smoke-free campaign, Uruguay enacted a number of advanced tobacco controls by implementing the (FCTC), including taxation, an advertising ban, public education, and graphic warning labels. As a result, cigarette consumption and adult smoking
Jan 1, 2015 ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jun 16, 2015 12:02
[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
Dec 5, 2014 PanAm Post
added Dec 5, 2014 17:10