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[South America/Caribbean] Tobacco Control Litigation: Broader Impacts on Health Rights Adjudication

Key to this judicial trend is the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which provides a legal standard — supported by scientific evidence — defining concrete measures states should take to address the tobacco epidemic, and thus giving content to the r
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
added Apr 25, 2013 12:51
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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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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] EDITORIAL: Ending public smoking

It is a shame that a PPP member voted against the passage of the Bill, while the rest of his peers on that side of the House abstained. Whatever flaws they claim the Bill has, the ban on public smoking is a huge step forward, and anyone interested in the
Stabroek News (gy)
added Aug 3, 2017 09:27
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[Bolivia, South America/Caribbean] Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth

The tribe's members rarely smoke, Thomas added. "They mainly use cigarettes to burn these huge flies out of their skin, down there in the rainforest," he said.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 19, 2017 01:23
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[China, South America/Caribbean] Three Arrested for Smuggling Chinese Cigarettes Into Guatemala

An Asian man has been arrested along with two Guatemalans in the capital of the Central American country after being accused of coordinating the entry of a container filled with cigarettes smuggled from China, judicial sources said.
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Oct 22, 2016 20:29
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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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[South America/Caribbean] PAHO Recognizes Uruguay For Defending Tobacco Control Policies Against Commercial Interests

today recognized the Government of Uruguay for 'its global leadership in defending tobacco control policies in benefit of people's health over commercial interests.' The recognition was made before an audience of health leaders from throughout the America
Public.
added Sep 27, 2016 14:27
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[Caribbean, South America/Caribbean] Jamaicans must get tobacco conscious and secure their health — Ferguson

Former Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson continues to argue that the use of tobacco posed so many health risks to Jamaicans, that it was in their best interest to prevent certain people from violating the regulation that guards against smoking in pub
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:23
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] RATTRAY: What happened to anti-smoking?

Jamaica's anti-smoking legislation has been inexplicably languishing, static, frozen in time since July 2013, when tobacco-control regulations were enacted. The online copy of Minister Tufton's Sectoral Debate presentation, delivered in Gordon House on J
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 11, 2016 17:44
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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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