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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 may well […]

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    World No-Tobacco Day in LAC: Touting Uruguay’s Example

    Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

    As part of its package of materials for World No-Tobacco Day (31 May), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) released a nine-minute video (in Spanish) produced by it and Uruguay’s Ministry of Public Health (MSP) featuring Uruguay’s Public Health Minister, Dr. María Julia Muñoz. The video discusses Uruguay’s successful set of decrees making all […]

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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: 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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    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 […]

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    Argentina Seeks a Healthier Lifestyle

    Monday, May 21st, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Last Thursday (17 May) Argentine President Kirchner formally launched a “National Healthy Life Plan.” The government, concerned by recent statistics about the health of Argentina’s population — particularly growing obesity and rising incidence of cardiovascular disease — has decided to push stress health promotion and prevention — promoting the adoption now […]

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    Support for Uruguay’s Tough Tobacco Controls / Apoyo Ciudadano para las Medidas Contra Tabaquismo en Uruguay

    Sunday, January 21st, 2007

    An Unusual Survey/Una Encuesta Distinta

    In December the Public Health Ministry (Ministerio de Salud Pública – MSP) of Uruguay released the results of a survey regarding public attitudes about tobacco issues and the 2005 decree on smoking in enclosed public places such as bars, restaurants, schools, discotheques, shopping malls, casinos, etc. (only in effect since March […]

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