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Costa Rica to expand smoking cessation program to all public hospitals by 2016
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Costa Rica to expand smoking cessation program to all public hospitals by 2016

L. Arias - September 18, 2014

The Costa Rican Social Security System, or Caja, plans to open smoking cessation clinics in hospitals countrywide to help folks kick the habit. But coming to the aid of smokers really isn't…

Uruguay’s Mujica to Obama: Tobacco is ‘murder’
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Global
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Uruguay’s Mujica to Obama: Tobacco is ‘murder’

AFP - May 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Uruguay's President José Mujica warned U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday of the mass "murder" of smokers across the world, highlighting his nation's legal…

Health
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Costa Rica’s Social Security System is going to text you to stop smoking

L. Arias - January 22, 2014

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or the Caja, wants to reduce the number of people who smoke, as well as the high costs public hospitals incur in…

Archive
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Government collects almost $20,000 in fines for smoking

L. Arias - June 3, 2013

In a little more than a year since a new smoking ban in public places took effect, the Health Ministry has collected nearly ₡10 million (some $20,000)…

Archive
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Hotel owners to request changes in anti-smoking law

L. Arias - May 22, 2013

The Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH) will ask the government to modify the law that prohibits smoking in public places, because hotels, restaurants and casinos have…

Archive
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Tobacco company wants overhaul of Costa Rica’s smoking ban

L. Arias - May 29, 2012

The British American Tobacco Company is taking advantage of a time frame for public consultation to ask for changes to an anti-smoking law adopted last March. Felicio…

Archive
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No smoking ban in Costa Rican bars, restaurants goes into effect

Matt Levin - March 27, 2012

After Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla signed the Control of Tobacco and its Harmful Effects on Health Bill on Thursday, approving sweeping reforms to Costa Rica’s regulations…

Archive
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President signs anti-smoking bill

Matt Levin - March 23, 2012

From the print edition President Laura Chinchilla on Thursday morning signed the Control of Tobacco and its Harmful Effects on Health Bill, approving wide-ranging changes to Costa…

Archive
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court declares anti-smoking bill constitutional

Matt Levin - March 20, 2012

Read the full text of the bill here The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) ruled Tuesday that Costa Rica’s anti-tobacco bill is constitutional. In…

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