cabezal-vital-aire-vitalThe InterAmerican Heart Foundation and the Global Bridges Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment are pleased to announce the winners of the Eighth mentalhealthdrugs depression meds Interamerican "Vital Air" Journalism Contest focusing on Tobacco Dependence Treatment and supporting Article 14 of the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)."

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8th Civil Society Report on Tobacco Control in Mexico (Spanish)
The InterAmerican Heart Foundation Mexico (FIC México) has just issued the 8th Civil Society Report on Tobacco Control.  This report highlight the successes and challenges that civil society in Mexico face in the area of tobacco control.

World No Tobacco Day 2013 Toolkit - Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners everywhere mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Eliminating Big Tobacco's ability to market its deadly products will stall the industry's expansion into the developing world and stop new users from initiating the lethal addiction, saving millions of lives in the process. This WNTD Action Toolkit (English / Spanish) will provide you with the tools you need to organize an event that will bring international media attention to your tobacco control efforts and change the public policy in your country. 

For more information on how you can participate in World No Tobacco Day please visit the World Health Organization.

Global Bridges Latin America - Durante el LXXII Congreso Nacional de Neumología y Cirugía del Tórax se llevó a cabo un taller de Entrenamiento en el Tratamiento de la Dependencia al Tabaco en Mérida, Yucatán.

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The Tobacco Atlas 4th Edition - American Cancer Society and the World Lung Foundation


tobaccoatlas4threvisedHow much is a life worth? In 2010, the tobacco industry's profit was equivalent to $6,000 for each death caused by tobacco. This video "How Much is a Life Worth? The Truth About Tobacco." sheds light on the global tobacco burden and devious tactics employed by the tobacco industry to addict new users. Tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death in the world. Left unchecked, it is predicted to kill more than 8 million people globally each year by 2030.

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Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC): Challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean - A Civil Society Report 2010

ficargcmctrptengcoverFIC Argentina prepared the first report on the implementation of the FCTC in Latin America and the Caribbean to show not only the great advances in the last few years in areas such as warning labels and smokefree environments, but also the many challenges that lie ahead. Partially supported by Health Canada's Global Forum. (English) (Español)