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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Naharnet Uruguay President Decries Tobacco 'Murder' in Obama Talks

warned U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday of the mass "murder" of smokers across the world, highlighting his nation's legal battle to preserve tough anti-tobacco laws. Mujica met Obama in the Oval Office for talks focusing on wider U.S.-Uruguayan rela
Naharnet (lb)
added May 12, 2014 19:47
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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaica adopts smoking ban in public places

People caught lighting up in bars, restaurants and other enclosed public spaces now face hefty penalties in Jamaica. The new law also prohibits smoking in outdoor public spots such as bus stops and open-air sports stadiums.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 15, 2013 17:42
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Owners, manager of public spaces face smoking ban prosecution too

OWNERS and managers of certain establishments that allow smokers to light up on their premises will also face prosecution when the ban on smoking in public spaces comes into effect on July 15, the Ministry of Health says.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jun 27, 2013 11:26
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[Montserrat (uk), South America/Caribbean, UK] Ministry of Health to highlight health risks of tobacco smoking

This Wednesday, June 5 at 2pm, Health Promotions Officer Wayne Hunte, will make the presentation at the Physiotherapy Suite at Glendon Hospital. Hunte is a Certified Smoking Cessation Practitioner and a trained Tobacco Dependence Treatment Specialist.
SKNVibes (kn)
added Jun 4, 2013 17:23
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[South America/Caribbean] Cuba Promotes Reducing Children''s Exposure to Tobacco Smoke

Educating the public about the importance of reducing the exposure of children and adolescents to secondhand smoke is a priority in Cuba during a day of activities for World No Tobacco Day. Dr. Elba Lorenzo, national coordinator of the program for preven
Prensa Latina (cu)
added May 24, 2013 04:58
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Where is the enforcement of the no-smoking zones?

as smokers continue to make a mockery of the ban, Dr Fenton Ferguson...told The Gleaner on Tuesday that it was now a police matter to execute the law and has called for greater enforcement and public education on the control measures, which he described a
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:15
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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] Wife gets nine months for smuggling cigarettes to Dataram

Boodnarine, the common-law wife of convicted drug trafficker Barry Dataram, was today sentenced to nine months in prison for smuggling prohibited items to him. Boodnarine, 21, a mother of two, who was recently released from prison after being found not gu
Stabroek News (gy)
added May 11, 2017 19:42
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[Brazil, South America/Caribbean] GLANTZ: The evidence keeps piling up: Smoke-free law in São Paulo linked to fewer hospitalizations and deaths due to heart attacks

Those who benefited the most from the new smoke-free law were the patrons and workers of bars, restaurants, and other establishments that were not required to be smoke-free under the previous law.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 2, 2017 23:41
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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] LETTER: Parliament should raise the tobacco tax

In May 2001, as Guyana’s Minister of Health, I committed to bringing a Tobacco Control Bill to Parliament. After much consultation and technical support to draft the Tobacco Bill, I was ready to introduce the Bill in 2009. The then Cabinet and President,
Stabroek News (gy)
added Jan 19, 2017 15:16
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[South America/Caribbean] Decrease in mortality rate and hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction after the enactment of the smoking ban law in São Paulo city, Brazil

Conclusions Hospital admissions and mortality rate for myocardial infarction were reduced in the first months after the comprehensive smoking ban law was implemented.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 2, 2016 00:30
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