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  • The Cost of Argentina’s Missing National Tobacco Control Law

    Friday, July 27th, 2007

    I started this one some months ago when the study results were presented in PAHO’s technical journal. I have nearly erased or replaced it several times since, thinking that Congress would finally break the logjam and make this analysis…well…moot. They haven’t yet — the latest attempt last week crashed and burned.

    But perhaps if […]

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    World No-Tobacco Day in LAC: Bolivia to Introduce Control Bill

    Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

    On World No-Tobacco Day (31 May) Bolivia’s Health Minister announced that the government is sending a tobacco control framework bill to Congress. Among other things, the bill will ban smoking in enclosed public places, prohibit most advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products, and toughen labels and health warnings. The only details yet […]

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    Smoke Signals in Cali

    Sunday, May 27th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Here’s a snapshot of just how bad tobacco dependence is in some parts of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Late last week the Municipal Secretary of Health for Colombia’s second largest city, Cali (pop. 2.2 million), released the results of a recent study on risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases […]

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