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[South America/Caribbean] Costa Rica to expand smoking cessation program to all public hospitals by 2016

The Costa Rican Social Security System, or Caja, plans to open smoking cessation clinics in hospitals countrywide to help folks kick the habit. But coming to the aid of smokers really isn’t a choice for health officials, and Caja Executive President Marí
Tico Times (cr)
added Sep 18, 2014 17:38
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Tobacco baron battles crime 'crusader' in Paraguay vote

A tobacco baron who never even voted until a few years ago squares off against a self-described crusader against crime and corruption in presidential elections Sunday in Paraguay. The country bordering Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia is seeking a replacem
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 20, 2013 17:08
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[South America/Caribbean] Is It Illegal to Smoke in Your Hotel Room in Costa Rica?

"... The law prohibits smoking in workplaces, and that is what a hotel is.” The Chamber of Hotels may present a legal complaint against the MSP, to be heard before the Administrative Tribunal, which is a court division in Costa Rica that gets to rule on
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Feb 7, 2015 15:49
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] SMITH: Why Uruguay's David & Goliath fight with big tobacco really matters

But before you nod off, here's a triple shot of espresso: Uruguay's fight with Philip Morris, the world's largest cigarette manufacturer, just might mark a turning point in the global smoking pandemic that the World Health Organization (WHO) expects to
TucsonSentinel.com
added Jul 18, 2014 18:17
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean, Switzerland] TEGEL: Why Uruguay's David and Goliath fight with big tobacco really matters

Smoking is on course to kill up to 1 billion worldwide this century, most in poor nations. Could this little South American country, in a legal fight with Philip Morris, help turn that around?
GlobalPost
added Jul 16, 2014 21:57
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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaica committed to meeting tobacco control obligations

Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson said Jamaica remains committed to satisfying its obligations under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Dr Ferguson who made the commitment during a courtesy visit by a team from the Secretariat of th
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 19, 2014 07:09
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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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[Costa Rica, South America/Caribbean] GLANTZ: Amazing progress in Latin American and Caribbean; industry fighting back hard

The conference, organized by the Costa Rica Ministry of Health and Interamerican Heart Foundation ... There was way too much going on to provide a detailed report, but in many ways the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries are well ahead of the USA
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Apr 1, 2014 13:16
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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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[Australia and Oceania, South America/Caribbean] Ukraine, Honduras revive tobacco dispute with Australia at WTO

The move sets the wheels in motion on a legal dispute widely seen as a test case for tobacco control around the world, with health ministries pitted against cigarette firms such as British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Philip Morris and Japan Toba
Reuters
added Sep 14, 2013 08:55
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