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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] More government action needed to reverse the smoking epidemic in the Americas

The report provides the most up-to-date picture of the smoking epidemic in PAHO's 35 Member States 10 years after the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) took effect. According to the report, only half the population of the Americas (the i
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added May 20, 2016 23:02
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] PAHO: More government action needed to reverse smoking epidemic in region

According to the report, only half the population of the Americas (the inhabitants of 17 of 35 countries) is fully protected from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke by laws requiring smoke-free environments in all enclosed public places and workplaces
Caribbean360 (bb)
added May 20, 2016 22:53
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[Latin America, District of Columbia] President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay Honored for Global Leadership in Fight against Tobacco

to receive its highest honor, the Champion Award, which recognizes extraordinary leadership in the fight against tobacco use around the world. President Vázquez is being honored for his unparalleled leadership in reducing tobacco use in Uruguay and for hi
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 17, 2016 16:49
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[Latin America] Tobacco firms pushed AIDS agenda to protect profits

“In both Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, Philip Morris and British American Tobacco championed the AIDS response in order to delegitimize efforts to develop the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control,” says the paper pub
Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
added May 12, 2016 04:17
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[Argentina, Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Cigarettes prices hiked by 40 percent

The national government increased taxes on cigarettes, which means they will now cost up to 40 percent more, according to tobacco companies estimates. The measure will benefit tobacco-producing companies who get most of the tax collection from cigarettes
Buenos Aires Herald (ar)
added May 9, 2016 13:54
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[Argentina, Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Argentine increases tax on tobacco companies to 75 pct.

Argentine government on Monday made official a 60 to 75 percent tax hike on the manufacture of tobacco products via the publication of a decree in the Official Bulletin. The funds collected with the tax increase will allow ... and greater coverage of exp
Fox News
added May 2, 2016 19:11
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[Latin America] Brazil launches first regional tobacco industry observatory

launched the first of five planned regional centres that will collect and share information about tobacco industry strategies to undermine tobacco control. Known as an online observatory, the centre is a partnership of the Government of Brazil and the I
Asian Tribune
added Apr 19, 2016 13:00
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[Central America, Latin America] Marijuana Smoking on the Rise in Costa Rica High Schools

Cannabis has overtaken tobacco as one of the recreational substances of choice among high school students in Costa Rica. Such was the conclusion reached by the Institute on Liquor and Substance Abuse Research (Spanish acronym: IAFA) following its Fourth
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Apr 18, 2016 21:34
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[Guyana, Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Demtoco director says 'draconian' tobacco laws could shutter operations ($$)

Kirton, who told shareholders at the company’s 82nd Annual General Meeting that it has shared with the government the “industry’s position,” which includes a request “for balanced regulation that offers an opportunity for the existence of smokers and non
Stabroek News (gy)
added Apr 13, 2016 22:31
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[Central America, Latin America] LANDRIEU: Cuba And Cigars: Advancing Relations Could Hinge On Fair Regulations

Mary L. Landrieu served as a member of the United States Senate from 1997–2015, where she chaired the Senate Small Business Committee, and Energy Committee. She is now with the firm of Van Ness Feldman, and is a consultant to Cigar Rights of America and
Cigar Aficionado
added Apr 5, 2016 15:29
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