Smoking http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19733/all en Smoking rates: Lighting up in Latin America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/smoking-rates-latin-america-who <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nearly 3.8 billion people worldwide live in countries with some kind of anti-smoking measure. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The number of countries&nbsp;with anti-smoking laws is growing, and Costa Rica might soon join the ranks.</p> <p>Lawmakers are debating a <a href="http://www.ticotimes.net//Current-Edition/News-Briefs/Lawmakers-negotiate-changes-to-anti-smoking-bill_Tuesday-July-05-2011?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ticotimes%2Frss+%28TicoTimes%29">bill that would ban smoking</a> in some public places and raise the tax on cigarettes.</p> <p>Costa Rica has been trying to pass the ban since 2008, but the bill has couldn&#39;t get through the legislature.</p> <p>If it finally passes, Costa Rica won&#39;t be alone among Latin American countries with anti-smoking laws.</p> <p>Of course, just because laws are on the books, doesn&#39;t mean everyone is snuffing out their smokes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/smoking-rates-latin-america-who" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Smoking Brazil Chile Costa Rica Cuba Health Mexico Venezuela Que pasa Fri, 08 Jul 2011 20:57:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5669913 at http://www.globalpost.com Senegal: Outrage over $0.79 packs of Marlboro cigarettes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/senegal-cigarettes-price-marlboro-philip-morris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anti-smoking activists in Senegal are fuming over a decision by Philip Morris International to cut the price of Marlboro cigarettes to just 79 cents a pack. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erin Conway-Smith </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> While a pack of Marlboro cigarettes costs about $6 in the United States, the price in Senegal is now a bargain basement $0.79, following a decision by Philip Morris International (PMI) to cut prices in the West African country.</p> <p> Marlboro, the world&#39;s best-selling cigarette, now costs 400 CFA francs (79 cents US) a pack in Senegal, down from 650 CFA francs &mdash; a price cut of nearly 40 percent,<a href="http://www.timeslive.co.za/africa/2011/12/22/senegal-to-snub-cheaper-cigarette-s"> according to Agence France-Presse.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/senegal-cigarettes-price-marlboro-philip-morris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Smoking Senegal United States Weird Wide Web Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:43:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5684935 at http://www.globalpost.com Costa Rica tries to go smoke-free http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/costa-rica/120304/smoking-ban-approved-public-spaces SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Some 14.2 percent of Costa Ricans smoke. But soon they could have hardly anywhere to do it.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/costa-rica/120304/smoking-ban-approved-public-spaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Smoking Costa Rica Health Mon, 05 Mar 2012 11:42:00 +0000 Matt Levin 5694543 at http://www.globalpost.com US health watchdog moves closer to regulating menthol cigarettes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/130724/fda-moves-closer-regulating-menthol-cigarettes Menthol cigarette lovers, start worrying: a new FDA report has found that the minty cigarettes "raise critical public health questions," and may be more difficult to stop using than the regular variety. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/130724/fda-moves-closer-regulating-menthol-cigarettes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Smoking tobacco Health Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5892068 at http://www.globalpost.com A fuming Russia calls it quits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140703/russia-smoking-ban-cigarettes-tobacco <p>MOSCOW &mdash; People here may be riding high on a wave of patriotic pride thanks to their country&rsquo;s resurgence on the world stage, but not everything&#39;s so hunky-dory at home.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">Russians have been asked to give up one of their favorite pastimes: smoking. And they&rsquo;re not happy about it.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140703/russia-smoking-ban-cigarettes-tobacco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Smoking Want to Know Culture & Lifestyle Russia Fri, 04 Jul 2014 04:45:48 +0000 Dan Peleschuk 6195557 at http://www.globalpost.com