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  • Colombia’s Surprising New Tobacco Control Law

    Friday, July 24th, 2009

    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 […]

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    World No Tobacco Day 09: Mexico Issues Regulation

    Monday, June 1st, 2009

    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 […]

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    Venezuela Toughens Cigarette Pack Images

    Thursday, April 16th, 2009

    Venezuela has just adopted newer, tougher images to be displayed on cigarette packs on a rotating basis.  Manufacturers have until 03 July to deplete their inventories of packs with the old images and switch to only using the new ones. The messages accompanying the images say: “This product is harmful to health and produces addiction”; […]

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