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PAHO/WHO Celebrates Implementation of New Tobacco Control Legislation in Jamaica

The new law bans smoking in enclosed, public, and work places, and requires health warnings to cover 75% of the main surfaces of cigarette packets, making Jamaica the fourth country in the Caribbean community to become 100% smoke-free.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2013 09:20

“Be Brave not Violent” campaign calls young people to be become part of the solution to end violence against women

MTV Latin America and the United Nations Secretary General´s UNITE to end Violence against Women presented the initiative “Be Brave not Violent”. The initiative is aimed at young people in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 12:33

Uruguayan football star Diego Forlán leads PAHO/WHO campaign against tobacco

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has launched an anti-tobacco campaign featuring Uruguayan football star Diego Forlán. It seeks to raise awareness among young people in the Americas of the harmful effects of tobacco and the deceptive nature of the tobacco industry’s marketing campaigns.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 11:33

One Third of World’s Population Benefits from an Effective Tobacco Control Measure

At 2.3 billion, the number of people worldwide covered by at least one life-saving measure to limit tobacco use has more than doubled in the last five years, according to the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2013. The number of people covered by bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, the focus of this year’s report, increased by almost...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:07

Photographs from Chile, Ecuador, and Argentina, and videos from Brazil, Honduras, and the United States win PAHO/WHO contest

Photographs from Chile, Ecuador and Argentina, and videos from Brazil, Honduras, and the United States have won the ProPAN Photography and Video Competition, organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization...

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 09:48
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