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  • World No Tobacco Day 09: Mexico Issues Regulation

    Monday, June 1st, 2009

    How did Mexico’s Health Secretary José Ángel Córdova Villalobos commemorate World No-Tobacco Day in 2009?  He issued the implementing regulation for the 2008 General Law on Tobacco Control (LGCT).  Among other things, the regulation covers the architectural design of nonsmoking areas, the ban on sales of tobacco products to minors, and the presence of health […]

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    World No Tobacco Day 09: PAHO Calls for All LAC Nations to Adopt Pictorial Warnings

    Friday, May 29th, 2009

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    PAHO Calls for Pictorial Warnings on Tobacco Packaging

    Countries urged to follow the lead of Brazil, Canada, Chile, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela

    Graphic images depicting the sickness and suffering caused by tobacco use should be mandatory on packaging for all tobacco products, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said today on […]

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    World No-Tobacco Day in LAC: Colombia Joins Smoke-Free Ranks

    Monday, June 9th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: Although the idea behind World No-Tobacco Day, observed each year on 31 May, is to focus on the theme for that given year chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO), not everyone follows the script.  This year Colombia was one such maverick, although perhaps with good reason. Colombia, not one […]

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    World No-Tobacco Day in LAC: Brazil Targets Teens, Adopts Brutal Images

    Saturday, June 7th, 2008

    How did Brazil celebrate World No-Tobacco Day (May 31)?
    With assaults on tobacco and smoking from many sides, and some of them hard-hitting.
    This year’s theme selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) for this year’s Day was “Tobacco-Free Youth.” Most of Brazil’s activities followed the theme directly. One was a new publicity campaign of posters (such […]

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    WHO Calls for Complete Tobacco Ad Ban

    Friday, June 6th, 2008

    It was only a matter of time. World Health Organization (WHO) officials have long expressed the belief that one of the most effective tools in decreasing tobacco consumption is a a complete ban on all forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products and bands. They wanted it in the Framework […]

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    World No-Tobacco Day in LAC: Argentina Targets Homes and Cars

    Friday, June 1st, 2007

    Synopsis in English: How did Argentina celebrate World No-Tobacco Day? Besides events emphasizing kids (including the release of balloons in the national colors in a busy downtown Buenos Aires intersection – see picture), Health Minister Ginés González García announced the official launch of a new component to the National Tobacco Control Strategy entitled “Homes […]

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    World No-Tobacco Day in LAC: RIACT Launched

    Thursday, May 31st, 2007

    Brazil’s Health Minister, José Gomes Temporão, today announced the launch of the Ibero-American Tobacco Control Network (RIACT – Rede Ibero-Americana de Controle do Tabagismo in Portuguese, Red Ibero-Americana de Control del Tabaquismo in Spanish) to bring together the tobacco control authorities of (Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking) Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with those of Spain […]

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    World No-Tobacco Day in LAC: PAHO Honors Those Making a Difference

    Thursday, May 31st, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    PAHO Honors Eight on World No Tobacco Day
    Individuals and institutions recognized for their contributions to tobacco control
    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) marked World No Tobacco Day, May 31, by recognizing three individuals, four government agencies, and a nongovernmental organization for their contributions to smoke-free environments in the Americas.
    PAHO […]

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    Youth Smoking in Mexico / Tabaquismo y los jovenes en México

    Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: The Mexican Youth Institute (IMJ), a government-backed body created in 1999 to focus on issues facing Mexicans between the ages of 12 and 29, has released in time for World No Tobacco Day (31 May) the tobacco-related results of a 2005 national survey of 12,000 Mexican youth regarding a wide variety of […]

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