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[South America/Caribbean] PAHO urges Caribbean to speed up adoption of laws to control tobacco 'epidemic'

is urging Caribbean countries to speed up the adoption of laws to control the tobacco "epidemic," ... said applying at least six measures could help prevent one million deaths annually. The six measures comprise large, graphic health warnings on tobacco
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Feb 19, 2014 08:04
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Smoking ban burning into Gov't coffers

In its Fiscal Policy Paper 2013/14 Interim Report tabled in the House of Representatives late December, Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips pointed to a significant decline in taxes from tobacco sales as one of the primary reasons for the
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jan 13, 2014 13:09
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Brazil Bans Manufacture, Sale of Fake Cigarettes

The manufacture and sale of imitation cigarettes, especially those targeting children, will be banned in Brazil beginning in June 2014. The ruling, signed Thursday by President Dilma Rousseff, is yet another government initiative to reduce the number of
Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Dec 28, 2013 00:57
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[South America/Caribbean] Anti-Tobacco Law in Costa Rica Prompts Smuggling

Based on media reports in the past two years, cigarette smuggling in Costa Rica has rapidly increased in the wake of the anti-tobacco law implementation.
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Dec 16, 2013 22:12
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[South America/Caribbean] Following Tax Law, Criminals Flood Costa Rica Tobacco Market

Costa Rica has witnessed a five-fold rise in illegal cigarette seizures since 2012, suggesting illegal groups are capitalizing on a new tobacco law to flood the market with contraband products. So far this year, Costa Rican authorities have recovered 12
InSight Crime (co)
added Nov 11, 2013 13:12
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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaican Teens At Greatest Risk Of Cancer - Report

according to the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) report Cancer in the Americas Country Profiles 2013. The report noted that teenage tobacco smokers in Jamaica were 28.7 per cent of the adolescent population, co
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Nov 10, 2013 13:14
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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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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] Rise of obesity, alcohol and tobacco use among Caribbean youth worrying -Caricom Secretary General ($$)

Caricom Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque is sounding an alarm over the health of the region’s young people, with current data pointing to increasing trends of obesity due to unhealthy diets, sedentary lifestyles, and consumption of tobacco and alcohol
Stabroek News (gy)
added Sep 14, 2013 12:30
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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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[South America/Caribbean] Honduras steps up WTO fight over Australia tobacco law

Honduras on Friday raised the pressure on Australia over its landmark plain packaging rules for tobacco by launching a full-blown dispute at the World Trade Organization, the global body said. The WTO said that Honduras, one of four countries that say t
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Sep 14, 2013 08:43
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