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Restrictions Urged on Cigarette Makers’ Efforts to Lure Women into Smoking Addiction

TNancy G. Brinker, Founder, o help protect women from the lethal effects of smoking, countries in the Americas should promptly implement tobacco control measures, including the total prohibition of publicity, promotion, and sponsorship by tobacco companies and protection against exposure to second-hand smoke, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr. Mirta Roses said today.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 June 2010 12:39

World No Tobacco Day—May 31, 2010—exposes the dangers to women of tobacco marketing and secondhand smoke. It also emphasizes men’s responsibility to avoid smoking around the women with whom they live and work. The Pan American Health Organization will celebrate World No Tobacco Day on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Washington, D.C.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 May 2010 06:14

Canada and PAHO Pledge to Heighten Strategic Cooperation

{mosimage}The Government of Canada and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) signed an agreement today to strengthen their joint action on global and regional health and development issues.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 May 2010 08:45

Health Leaders Urge Restraints on Food Marketing to Children

Photo courtesy www.mynews.inHealth leaders gathered at the World Health Assembly in Geneva last week urged new limits on the marketing of unhealthy foods to children, as part of a larger call for action to reverse the growing global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 May 2010 17:10

New Efforts Needed to Reduce Job-Related Deaths and Illness

In Latin America and the Caribbean, a worker is injured on the job every 36 minutes, and as many as 80 million workers suffer injuries or illness due to exposure to occupational risks every year, experts said today at a panel discussion on World Day for Safety and Health at Work, held at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, D.C.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 April 2010 08:07
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