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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

Mexico Reaps Revenue Gains from Tobacco Tax

Windfall disproves industry claims on lost revenues

Editor
Nov 15, 2011

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Mexico saw a surge in tobacco tax revenues from January through September 2011, according to the finance ministry — the result of a 2010 hike in tobacco taxes that industry opponents had claimed would increase smuggling and lose revenue.

Instead, Mexico's finance minister said the historic increase in cigarette taxes, which raised the tax per cigarette pack by seven pesos, boosted revenues by 9 percent after adjusting for inflation.

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posted November 15, 2011

Argentina Joins Growing Movement Against Tobacco in Latin America

Comprehensive new law will protect 40 million

Editor
Jun 14, 2011

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has signed a tough new tobacco-control law that includes restrictions on tobacco advertising and promotions, as well as a requirement that all indoor workplaces and public places are smoke-free.

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posted June 14, 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

How do you say “Industry Interference” in Spanish?

Mystery mischief-makers try to roll back effective laws

Editor
Mar 10, 2011

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Strong and effective tobacco control laws in several Latin America countries, including Peru and Honduras, have been challenged recently and they’re at risk of being weakened.  

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posted March 10, 2011

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