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Uruguay, South America

Smoking ban in public places in Uruguay


Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay sometimes rendered as the Eastern Republic of Uruguay
in the English language is a country located in the southeastern part of South America. It is home to some
3.5 million people, of whom 1.4 million live in the capital Montevideo and its metropolitan area. An estimated
88% of the population is of European descent.

Uruguay is one of the most economically developed countries in South America, with a high GDP per capita.
The economy is largely based on agriculture and the state sector. Uruguay is rated as the least corrupt
country in Latin America, with its political and labour conditions being among the freest on the continent.

Source: University of Texas Libraries and a satellite image of Uruguay

Smoking ban was enforced in Uruguay.

Smoking in Uruguay in enclosed public spaces became illegal in March 2006. Now bars,
restaurants or offices where people are caught smoking face fines of more than $1,100
or a three-day closure. Uruguay was the first country in Latin America to ban smoking
in enclosed public spaces. Anti-smoking groups estimate that as many as a third of 3.4
million people smoke. President Tabare Vazquez, a practicing oncologist, has cited
reports suggesting about seven people die each day in Uruguay, that is estimated 5,000
people a year, from smoking-related causes, including lung cancer, emphysema and
other illnesses.

To help promote the plan, president Vazquez launched a campaign called "A Million Thanks,"
which is a reference to the number of Uruguayan smokers. So far, the campaign seems
to have won these people over, as an opinion poll conducted by the Ministry of Public Health
states that close to 70% of the country's smokers support the legislation. The president
was the impetus behind the government-decreed measure, which is among the world
toughest and is similar to the ban, which has been already in place, in Ireland, Sweden,
and Norway.
Source: Wikipedia

Uruguay: Successful national smoking ban

Exposure to secondhand smoke decreased greatly in indoor public places and workplaces
in Montevideo after the implementation of a national smoking ban in 2006. The overall
nicotine reduction between 2002 and 2007 was 91%, and the greatest reductions were
observed in schools at 97%, the airport at 94%, and the hospital at 89%. Study authors
note that nationwide smoking ban legislation can be successfully implemented in low- and
middle-income countries. "Reduction of secondhand tobacco smoke in public places
following national smoke-free legislation in Uruguay"
Source: Tobacco Control 2010; 19:231-234
The manuscript was accepted on 7 February 2010.


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The articles were written in August 2010, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.

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Special Note:
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 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
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www. smokefree.jpn.com

The way to contact to the writter
Smoke-free rental condominium in Tokyo (PR)
Junhaku Miyamoto: profile

Smoke-free Hotel and Travel

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