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[Latin America] Relationship between smoking and health and education spending in Chile

may be indicative of the existence of a crowding out effect of tobacco. This effect, in turn, may increase the burden that the rest of society must bear for the increased healthcare that they require because of tobacco consumption.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 7, 2017 03:54
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, Latin America] C'bean health ministers agree on new agenda to attain universal health by 2030

The new strategy aims to accelerate the implementation of these four measures, which are part of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), PAHO said, noting that the treaty was ratified in 2005, “but its implementation has been uneven in a
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:14
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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] Region of the Americas aims to be smoke-free by 2022

Ministers of health and high-level health authorities convened at PAHO agree on a strategy and plan of action to strengthen tobacco control and completely free the Region from exposure to tobacco smoke in the next five years
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added Sep 28, 2017 15:58
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Pan American Countries Commit to Accelerating Progress Against Tobacco – Renewed Effort Will Save Lives, Improve Public Health in Americas

Today 35 countries in the Americas announced a new commitment to accelerating progress in implementing proven tobacco control measures...adopted at the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference in Washington, D.C and outlines a vision for the Americas from 20
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 28, 2017 15:43
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[Caribbean, Latin America] 100 Tobacco Workers Inhale Toxic Fumes in Dominican Republic

At least 100 workers, the majority of them women, have fallen ill after breathing in a chemical substance that was used to fumigate a tobacco plant in the Dominican Republic. The workers were taken to hospital for nausea, vomiting, head pain and body sp
teleSUR (ve)
added Aug 21, 2017 00:49
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[Caribbean, Latin America] St. Lucia Introduces Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Labels

Under the change, implemented Aug. 16, cigarette products will include photos of children with breathing masks, discolored gums and blackened lungs. Facts about the harmful effects of smoking will also be included on every cigarette box.
teleSUR (ve)
added Aug 21, 2017 00:47
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[Latin America] Tobacco control law implementation in a middle-income country: Transnational tobacco control network overcoming tobacco industry opposition in Colombia [FREE FULL TEXT]

Tobacco companies challenged the implementation...and lobbied local governments ...A transnational network including international health groups and funders helped strengthen domestic capacity to implement the law by; promoting public awareness of Ley [La
Global Public Health
added Aug 18, 2017 02:26
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[Latin America] GLANTZ: How Colombia resisted Big Tobacco and implemented strong advertising restrictions and health warning labels

This paper shows how, with strategic assistance from the global tobacco control community, Colombia was able to defend and implement strong legislation restricting advertising, promotion, and sponsorship as well as strong health warning labels, consistent
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Aug 18, 2017 02:22
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[Latin America] Contraband Cigarettes Surpass 50% of Market in 15 Brazilian States

A survey carried out by the National Forum Against Piracy pointed out that last year, contraband cigarettes, mainly from Paraguay, reached more than 50% of the markets in 15 of Brazil's 26 states. In five of them, participation was over 60%: 78% in Mato
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Aug 11, 2017 02:12
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