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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.

Big Tobacco’s future as Big Marijuana

More than 19 million people in the U.S. aged 12 and older reported using marijuana in 2012. If recreational marijuana is ever legalized beyond the four states where it's currently permitted, the tobacco companies will be perfectly positioned to capture this vast market.

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

The Costa Rican Social Security System, or Caja, plans to open smoking cessation clinics in hospitals countrywide to help folks kick the habit.

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

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 treating patients with tobacco-related illness.

Government collects almost $20,000 in fines for smoking

Two private companies were fined some $7,000 each last week.

Hotel owners to request changes in anti-smoking law

Business owners suggested creating spaces exclusively for smokers.

Tobacco company wants overhaul of Costa Rica’s smoking ban

The British American Tobacco Company says new anti-smoking regulations go too far.

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

The Restaurant Chamber filed an injunction against the law, saying that it violates the rights of free trade.

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