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[Latin America, Switzerland] Phillip Morris loses tough-on-tobacco lawsuit in Uruguay

In a lengthy decision published on Friday, the ICSID said it had ruled to dismiss Philip Morris' demand that the regulations be withdrawn, or not applied to the company, or that it be paid $22 million in damages instead.
Reuters
added Jul 9, 2016 16:00
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[Latin America, Switzerland, Uruguay] Victory for Public Health: International Ruling Against Philip Morris

Cabrera, executive director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law...“We hope the ruling will encourage countries to consider implementing more effective tobacco control policies without the fear of international investment litigatio
Newswise
added Jul 9, 2016 15:56
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[Latin America] Historic Win for Global Health: Uruguay Defeats Philip Morris Challenge to Its Strong Tobacco Control Laws

Statement by Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and three-term Mayor of New York City This is a major victory for the people of Uruguay – and it shows countries everywhere that they can stand up to tobacco companies and win. Govern
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 9, 2016 15:44
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[Latin America, Switzerland] Foley Hoag Helps Uruguay Secure Landmark Victory Over Philip Morris

An international arbitral tribunal today rejected a challenge by Philip Morris International, Inc. (“PMI”) to Uruguay’s strict tobacco-control measures, aimed at reducing cigarette consumption and its devastating impact on public health. “This precedent-
Business Wire
added Jul 8, 2016 21:19
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[Latin America, Switzerland] Philip Morris Loses Uruguay Packaging Arbitration ($$)

Tribunal president Piero Bernardini and Uruguay appointee James R. Crawford were in the majority. Philip Morris appointee Gary Born issued a partial dissent on two grounds, though he emphasized his conclusions are "not in any way a comment on the soverei
Law360
added Jul 9, 2016 17:32
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[Latin America, Switzerland] Uruguay Wins Dispute With Tobacco Giant Philip Morris

"The health measures that we have imposed to control tobacco and protect the health of our people have been recognized as legitimate and adopted as a sovereign function of our republic," said Vazquez, an oncologist who had spearheaded the anti-smoking ca
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 9, 2016 15:53
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[Belize, Caribbean, Latin America] Teens binge drinking, smoking tobacco and marijuana in high quantities

A report from the Inter-American Observatory on Drugs which compiles a comparative analysis of drug use among high school students in 13 Caribbean countries cites high rates of binge alcohol drinking and smoking of tobacco and marijuana among Belizean you
Breakingbelizenews.com (bz)
added Jul 8, 2016 02:16
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Obituary: Yul Francisco Dorado, a visionary tobacco control leader in Latin America

Before he joined Corporate Accountability International in 2005 as Director for Latin America, he worked for Consumers International, supervising and supporting the ratification and implementation processes of the FCTC in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatema
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jun 6, 2016 13:03
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Report on Tobacco Control for the Region of the Americas: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: 10 Years Later (PDF) (148 pp)

30 out of the 35 countries of the Region are Parties to the FCTC, only six countries have implemented at least four of the main measures of the FCTC at its highest level...Countries that have implemented comprehensive tobacco control measures have shown i
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added May 20, 2016 23:23
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[Latin America] Regional Report on Tobacco Control, 2016

In the ten years since the entry into force of the FCTC, the Region of the Americas has advanced significantly in implementing tobacco control policies. Approximately half of the Region's population is protected by measures such as smoke-free environment
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added May 20, 2016 23:04
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