Tobacco

Health Warnings Loud and Clear on Cigarettes in Argentina

This month, Argentina will join the growing list of Latin American countries that compel tobacco companies to display health warnings about the dangers of smoking on cigarette packs, illustrated with graphic images.

Graphic picture-based health warnings on cigarette packs can help prevent youngsters from starting to smoke.  Credit:Kara Santos/IPS

Billions of Brazilian Health Dollars Going Up in Smoke

Brazil spends some 10 billion dollars a year on health care for smokers – more than three times the tax revenue from the tobacco industry in this country, which is the world's top exporter and second producer of tobacco.

Anti-Tobacco Battle Pits Corporations Against Public Health

Lawsuits from major tobacco corporations challenging anti-tobacco policies all over the world underscore the ever greater need for a global crackdown on tobacco use, for the sake of both public health and global development goals.

HIV-Positive Women in Argentina Mainly Infected by Stable Partners

The immense majority of women diagnosed with HIV in Argentina in the last two years were infected through unprotected sex with their stable partners, a new report says.

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