The push for smoke-free environments continues to march across Brazilian states — how long before federal legislators decide to extend such protections nationwide?
Today the governors of the southern state of Paraná (PR) and the western state of Amazonas (AM) signed new tobacco control laws, joining Ceará (CE), Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and São Paulo (SP) [...]
Chile’s Health Ministry (Minsal) today issued a decree adding a new health warning message and picture to those that must be displayed on cigarette packs sold in that country on a rotating basis. As of 12 November, cigarette packs placed on the Chilean market must include the image at right on no less than 50% [...]
If you’ve ever been to Rio de Janeiro (RJ), you know that it’s not exactly a nonsmoker’s paradise. Despite all the health warnings and studies issued over the years, quite a bit of smoking still occurs in public places within the state.
Not for much longer.
Or at least that’s the stated legislative intent of the measure [...]
Trinidad and Tobago’s Health Minister presented a pretty tough tobacco control bill in Parliament the other day, and seems confident it will emerge as a law in just a few months with little watering down. It appears that Trinidad and Tobago will take the lead in CARICOM’s recent pledge to ban smoking in public places [...]
Colombia has just passed a law on tobacco that is, well, surpising, given the language of the original bill and how strongly the industry lobby fought against against any amendments to toughen it.
Among other things, the new law:
bans sales to minors of any tobacco product, and requires vendors to check for proof of age;
bans placement [...]
Uruguay’s fairly tough anti-tobacco legislation is already used by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) as a model for other Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations to emulate. Just last year they adopted new pack images and messages intended to shock smokers into reconsidering their habit.
Twelve days ago (03 June) they chose to further trailblaze, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Desde el Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Salud y Protección Social (MSPS):
MIN-SALUD EXHIBIÓ AVANCES Y DESAFÍOS EN CONTROL DEL TABACO
La celebración del Día Mundial de No Fumar impone la revisión de logros y retos en el control del tabaco, en virtud de lo cual el Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Salud y Protección [...]
The World Health Organization (WHO) chose the theme for the 2009 celebration of World No-Tobacco Day on 31 May as “Show the Truth. Picture Warnings Save Lives.” How is Brazil celebrating the day? The National Cancer Institute (INCA) released the preliminary results of a study they say shows that picture warnings on cigarette packs are [...]« Previous Entries