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Euromonitor: Tobacco Industry’s Outlook Dims in Latin America as Countries Take Strong Action

Chile Is Region’s Latest Country to Enact Tough Measures

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Apr 18, 2013

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Thanks to strong government action to reduce tobacco use, the tobacco industry's outlook in Latin America is dimming according to new analysis by Euromonitor International, a strategy research group for consumer products.

The analysis cites the example of Chile, which recently became the 14th Latin American country to go smoke-free. In February, Chile implemented a comprehensive tobacco control law that makes restaurants, bars and other public places smoke-free; restricts tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and prohibits the use of additives, including menthol, in tobacco products.

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posted April 18, 2013

Chile Joins Growing Movement Against Tobacco in Latin America

New law makes Chile region’s 14th smoke-free country

Editor
Feb 8, 2013

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Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has signed a new law that requires all enclosed public places to be smoke-free and includes marketing restrictions and other measures to reduce tobacco use. The new law continues Latin America’s rapid progress in fighting the tobacco epidemic and makes Chile the region's 14th country to go smoke-free.

The law's smoke-free requirement applies to all enclosed public spaces, including restaurants, bars, nightclubs, casinos and stadiums throughout the country. The law also bans smoking on live television before 10 pm and restricts tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

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posted February 08, 2013

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