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Brazil Takes Crucial Step toward Becoming World’s Most Populous Smoke-Free Country

Government issues regulations to enforce landmark tobacco control law

Editor
Jun 6, 2014

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In December 2011, Brazil enacted a historic tobacco control law that, among other things, would make Brazil the world’s most populous country to go smoke-free.  However, fierce tobacco industry opposition has slowed implementation of the law.

On May 31, Brazil’s Ministry of Health took a critical step forward by issuing regulations to implement the law beginning in December of this year.

 

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posted June 06, 2014

Brazil Becomes Largest Country in World to Go Smoke-Free

Momentum for Tobacco Control Builds Across Latin America

Marina Carter, International Press Secretary
Dec 16, 2011

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With Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signing a comprehensive tobacco control law this week, Brazil has taken historic action to protect its more than 190 million citizens from the deadly toll of tobacco use and secondhand smoke.

The law makes Brazil the most populous country in the world to go smoke-free. It also bans tobacco advertising at point of sale, increases tobacco taxes and requires health warnings on both sides of cigarette packs (current law requires graphic warnings covering the entire back of the pack, but no warning on the front of the pack).

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posted December 16, 2011

Summer Starts with Action Toward a Healthier World

World No Tobacco Day 2011 marks progress of landmark public health treaty

Editor
May 27, 2011

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On Tuesday May 31, the World Health Organization's "World No Tobacco Day" draws global attention to the growing international tobacco epidemic and the urgent need for nations to pass and implement effective policies to reduce tobacco use and save lives. This year's focus is on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the first global public health treaty.

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posted May 27, 2011

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