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PAHO/ WHO: Higher Tobacco Taxes and Bans on Advertising!

9 de fevereiro de 2012

PAHO/ WHO:  Higher tobacco taxes & bans on Advertising


WHO in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization ( PAHO) published yesterday its annual report on the annual tobacco control in americas (Click on the figure).
Among advances and demerits highlight the advances of Brazil, Uruguay and Panama regarding protection policies on smoking in public places, in compliance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Brazil in 2012 became the largest country to have a law covering the whole territory in terms of protecting the evils of active and passive smoking.
To the detriment of these advances, Argentina and the United States signed the international treaty Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, but not yet fully comply with its objectives.
The Dominican Republic is the only country in the Americas that still does not sign the treaty of the Framework Convention, needlessly exposing its population to the risk of diseases such as myocardial infarction, stroke and lung cancer, bladder, larynx, etc..
Protest about it with the Dominican republic’s ambassador at the UN.  After all, protection from tobacco and its avoidable damage should not have borders.


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