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  • Cigarette Pack Images in Venezuela

    Friday, October 3rd, 2008

    I have been pleasantly surprised by how much interest readers have shown in the posts about the new cigarette pack images adopted by Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.  So I thought I would add another post showing the images currently used in Venezuela, some of which I find reminiscent of those in Brazil or Uruguay.  (Wonder […]

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    New Tough Pack Images for Cigarettes in Uruguay

    Saturday, September 20th, 2008

    At the end of August the Public Health Ministry (MSP) of Uruguay ordered five new images and accompanying text which must be placed on packaging of cigarettes.  The image must occupy 50% of one of the two main faces of the pack, the accompanying text, 50% of the other main face.  Manufacturers of cigarettes must […]

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    World Heart Day – Are You Caring for Your Heart?

    Saturday, September 29th, 2007

    Tomorrow, Sunday, 30 September, is World Heart Day.  How well are you taking care of your heart? The World Heart Federation (WHF), a small NGO based in Geneva, Switzerland, created the annual campaign in the year 2000 to increase public awareness of the threat of heart disease and stroke and the importance of a heart-healthy […]

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    PAHO to Food Industry: Embrace “Trans-Fat Free Americas”

    Friday, September 28th, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Nutrition Experts Call on Food Industry to Support “Trans Fat Free Americas” Experts on nutrition and public health are calling on leaders in the food industry to speed up the elimination of industrially produced trans fatty acids from the foods they produce and distribute, and to become partners […]

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    Tackling Chronic Diseases in the Caribbean / Atacando enfermedades crónicas en el Caribe

    Thursday, September 27th, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Campaign against Chronic Diseases Set for the Caribbean A major new campaign to fight chronic disease in the Caribbean is getting underway in an effort to stem "the worst epidemic of chronic diseases like heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease in the Americas," with the […]

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    Cardiovascular Disease in LAC Revisited

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

    Fellow bloggers, has this ever happened to you? You run across an important piece of news — a breakthrough study just released, for example — and are tempted to simply cut-and-paste into your blog the Reuters or other news blurb, or a related press release, or you’re tempted to make a “quick-and-dirty” post making (perhaps […]

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    PAHO Throws Down the Gauntlet on Trans-Fats

    Friday, June 8th, 2007

    Temas Note: Although the task force report mentioned in these Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) press releases was actually approved several weeks ago, it was not formally released to the general public until today (07 June). Rather than release it quietly and let it be approved without much public discussion (outside of PAHO and Health […]

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