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    OMS urge Ratificación del Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco

    Friday, October 3rd, 2008

    Desde la la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS): OMS urge Ratificación del Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco La Directora General de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), Dra. Margaret Chan, urgió a los países de las Américas que ratifiquen el Convenio Marco Para el Control de Tabaco, un instrumento mundial diseñado […]

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    Implications of the World Cancer Declaration for LAC

    Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

    The World Cancer Congress recently concluded with by adopting the World Cancer Declaration (WCD), a global plan of action to combat cancer, particularly in developing countries such as those of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The Declaration has already been endorsed by hundreds of organizations, including many health ministries (such as Chile‘s) and other […]

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    Cancer Agency: Smoke-Free Policies Work

    Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

    From the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): SMOKE-FREE POLICIES EFFECTIVE, SAYS INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER Smoke-free policies reduce the exposure of both adults and children, reduce the prevalence of smoking in adults and reduce the risk of heart disease related to smoke exposure. A resulting reduction in the lung cancer burden […]

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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 of the […]

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    World No-Tobacco Day 2008 in LAC: PAHO Honors Those Making a Difference

    Saturday, June 7th, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): World No Tobacco Day 2008 Observed with Awards in the Americas World No Tobacco Day is being observed May 31 with a focus on tobacco marketing, and awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to tobacco control. The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging governments to protect the world’s […]

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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 Convention on Tobacco […]

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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 […]

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    WHO Issues Policy Recommendations on Secondhand Smoke

    Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a set of policy recommendations to governments on secondhand smoke (SHS) as part of the run-up to World No-Tobacco Day (31 May). The recommendations are intended as guidelines for national measures to protect the health of workers and non-smokers by making all indoor public places and workplaces 100% […]

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    Do Tobacco Ad Bans Reduce Smoking Among Youth? Results of a Brazilian Study

    Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

    In the most recent print edition of the international scientific journal Addictive Behaviors is an article* by researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) about the impact of advertising on the smoking behavior of Brazilian youth aged 11-18. [An electronic version of the article was posted in November.] Although the researchers caution that […]

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