Headlines Tagged with Latin America — 230 headlines found
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
[Latin America] Effect of Uruguay’s National 100% Smokefree Law on Emergency Visits for Bronchospasm
Uruguay’s 100% smokefree law was followed by fewer emergency visits for bronchospasm and less need for treatment, supporting adoption of such policies in low- and middle-income countries to reduce the disease burden and healthcare costs associated with s
May 18, 2015 Science Direct
added May 19, 2015 15:54
[Latin America] GLANTZ: More evidence of fast benefits of smokefree law: Emergency visits for bronchospasm drop after Uruguay’s 100% law
"Effect of Uruguay's National 100% Smokefree Law on Emergency Visits for Bronchospasm" in American Journal of Preventive Medicine. This paper adds to the robust literature showing that 100% smokefree laws have immediate health benefits that immediately r
May 19, 2015 Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 19, 2015 15:52
[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Once Philip Morris Workers, Now They Clamp Down On Uruguay's Smokers
"They gathered us all, and officially and without any previous warning, tell us that management had decided to close the factory down," he says. The reason they gave was the excessive regulation of smoking in Uruguay....
May 8, 2015 National Public Radio (NPR)
added May 9, 2015 17:11
said Wednesday it will get a new estimate for Souza Cruz after some investors opposed BAT’s $3.5 billion offer for the stake it doesn’t already own. BAT also said first-quarter revenue rose 1.7 percent at constant exchange rates, trailing the 3.5 percent
Apr 29, 2015 Bloomberg News
added Apr 29, 2015 12:58
[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
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
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
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