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Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces

The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, on Tuesday endorsed an initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in Costa Rica's public spaces. 

Health alert warns Costa Ricans not to use vaping devices

The Ministry of Health has recommended Costa Ricans against using electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices.

Tobacco use declining in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says

The decline in smokers may help Costa Rica reduce the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Costa Rica reports lower cancer mortality rates

Costa Rica's cancer mortality rate declined 17 percent over the past 15 years, according to a new study from the Caja.

Health officials alarmed by increase in marijuana use among young Ticos

A study by the Adolescents Clinic at the National Children's Hospital conducted among 3,373 high school students in the Greater Metropolitan Area indicates that the number of marijuana users increased from 1 percent in 1991 to 10 percent in 2006 and to 15 percent last year, reported the Social Security System, or Caja.

Is Costa Rica’s anti-tobacco law encouraging smuggling?

Two years after Costa Rica passed an aggressive national anti-smoking law, the number of illegal smokes seized by law enforcement has skyrocketed by 89 percent, according to figures from the Finance Ministry.

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