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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean, USA] Feds grant $1.5 million to help women quit smoking in Brazil

The federal government granted a Brazilian-born researcher at the University of Alabama a 5-year, $1.5 million grant to help women quit smoking in her native country, Judicial Watch reported. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) approved Isabel Scari
Washington Times
added Aug 12, 2013 17:54
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[South America/Caribbean] Cigarette Smuggling in Costa Rica on the Rise

imagine that a shipping container completely filled with packs of smuggled cigarettes enters Costa Rica every two weeks, with the caveat that the government and the people do not enjoy revenue from the taxes imposed on these products by the Tobacco Contro
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Jul 7, 2013 21:14
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Guyana needs multi-sectoral action on tobacco control

PAHO/WHO Country Representative Dr William Adu-Krow has suggested tobacco control interventions should be integrated into Guyana’s development programmes and related investment initiatives.
Stabroek News (gy)
added Jun 8, 2014 12:58
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[East Timor, South America/Caribbean, UK] Burning Desire: The Seduction of Smoking - Episode 2

Peter Taylor travels to South America and also to East Timor, the country with the highest smoking rate for men in the world, to see whether the cigarette industry can be trusted when it says it does not seduce young people to smoke.
BBC Online
added Jun 6, 2014 14:29
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean, USA] Uruguay president sends Obama more than smoke signals

Mujica told Obama, a former smoker, that 8 million people die worldwide due to smoking related illnesses. “This is more than World War I [and] World War II,” said Mujica through an interpreter. “It’s murder. We are in an arduous fight – very arduous – an
Al Jazeera
added May 12, 2014 20:24
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[South America/Caribbean] Health Minister Calls On Jamaicans To Help In The Fight Against NCDs

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has underscored the need for persons to become very health conscious, and join in the campaign against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which is responsible for about 70 per cent of preventable deaths.
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Oct 19, 2013 22:44
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[Asia-pacific, Canada, South America/Caribbean, USA] International trade law, plain packaging and tobacco industry political activity: the Trans-Pacific Partnership [FREE FULL TEXT]

Tobacco companies are increasingly turning to trade and investment agreements to challenge measures aimed at reducing tobacco use. This study examines their efforts to influence the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a major trade and investment agreement w
Tobacco Control
added Jun 21, 2013 06:26
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[South America/Caribbean] Cuba produced 134 million cigars for export in 2015

Workers of the Internacional Cubana de Tabacos (ICT by its Spanish acronym) produced more than 134 million cigars this year. That figure was the result of hard work and dedication of the group, mostly women, who achieved favorable results in the use o
CubaHeadlines (cu)
added Dec 24, 2015 16:46
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Running With Purpose: 63 Days To Combat Smoking In Chile

The 42-year-old Anguita once smoked two or three packs of cigarettes a day — until, 17 years ago, he decided to give up smoking and start running. Since exercise helps him keep away from tobacco, he hopes it can do the same for others.
WBUR-FM (Boston, MA)
added Jan 3, 2015 12:53
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Customs discover 4 million illegal cigarettes at Kingston port

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) along with the police on Monday seized a shipment of 400 cases of cigarettes containing four million sticks in a container at the Kingston port. The seizure has an estimated street value of more than J$120 million, accord
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Dec 28, 2014 21:44
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