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[Caribbean, Latin America] Anti-Tobacco Law Key to Reducing Top Causes of Death in Guyana

Etienne said tobacco control is a good place to start to step up action against NCDs, since tobacco is overall the leading risk factor for these diseases. “We believe that tobacco taxes should be increased, tobacco packaging should feature strong warnin
Caribbean360 (bb)
added Feb 9, 2017 01:15
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[Caribbean, Latin America, USA] Cuba's Cigar Exporting Future

Habanos S.A., the distribution and marketing arm of Cuba’s state-owned cigar industry, said recently that it expects to immediately gain 25-30% of the U.S. premium cigar market if the U.S. lifts its trade embargo – and up to 70% within a few y
Cuba Journal
added Feb 4, 2017 17:54
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[Latin America, Venezuela] Hugo Chavez returns to life in TV show criticized by allies

dramatized in a Spanish-language TV series...Andres Parra, playing Chavez, lit a cigarette and leaned over to an aide...says the fictional Chavez, who was never seen smoking in public.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 30, 2017 23:04
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Curbing the tobacco epidemic in the Americas

Despite the clear path forward set forth by the FCTC and abundant evidence on the effectiveness of increasing taxes to reduce tobacco consumption, taxation remains the least widely implemented FCTC measure. This is largely due to industry tactics
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added Jan 13, 2017 19:36
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[Latin America] Trade, Investment, and Tobacco: Philip Morris v Uruguay

The tobacco industry has commandeered international trade and investment treaties to undermine laws designed to protect societies from the devastating consequences of tobacco use. The barrage of litigation is a prime industry tactic to deter governments f
JAMA Ophthalmology
added Nov 26, 2016 02:06
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[Latin America, UK] VIDEO: Florida cigar rollers hope Trump campaign goes up in smoke

Today the descendants of the original residents roll cigars on a lesser scale and question what a president who talks of walls and brands immigrants as criminals would mean for their future. Ybor was populated by immigrants from Cuba, Puerto Rica, Mexi
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Nov 5, 2016 02:11
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[Brazil, Colombia, India, Latin America, Paraguay, South America/Caribbean, Syria] BATE: Corruption and weakened national security: the roles of medicines, tobacco in exacerbating both

The result is a weakening of law and order and the strengthening of organized crime and terror financing. As the largest donor to WHO, the U.S. should demand that it makes sure all experts are at the table regardless of whether they work in the tobacco in
The Hill
added Nov 2, 2016 21:10
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[Latin America] Estado de situación sobre aspectos fiscales y de accesibilidad del tabaco en la Argentina [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusión: La Argentina debería incorporar políticas impositivas para reducir el consumo de los productos del tabaco que complementen las regulaciones actualmente vigentes, tendientes a reducir el consumo y su intensidad.
Argentine Journal of Cardiology (ar)
added Oct 14, 2016 15:59
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Smoking rises in Argentina heart attack patients as cigarettes 'among cheapest in world'

Levels of smoking are rising in heart attack patients in Argentina, according to a study. The findings coincide with a 100% increase in affordability in the last decade, which have made cigarettes among the cheapest in the world. Researchers also report
ScienceDaily
added Oct 14, 2016 15:49
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[Brazil, Latin America] Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol

Teens who are struggling with mental health disorders are more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol and use marijuana, a new Brazilian study suggests. Researchers reviewed self-reported data from more than 4,000 high school students in Sao Paulo. T
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 7, 2016 04:32
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