Brazil’s strong tobacco control policies have saved more than 400,000 lives

Brazil’s policies could result in as many as 7 million lives saved by 2050.

All a part of Brazil’s strong tobacco control policies are high cigarette prices, smoke-free air laws, marketing restrictions and other measures that are credited for a 50 percent reduction in smoking prevalence between 1989 and 2010. The reduction contributed to an estimated 420,000 lives saved during that time period. Those are the findings of a new study published in PLOS Medicine by a team of researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Brazilian National Cancer Institute.

 

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Number of Smoke-free Hotels is Growing

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More than 12,900 lodgings serving the public in the USA are now smoke-free throughout.

Hotels, motels and other lodgings are following the trend of airlines and passenger-train operators by banning smoking throughout their premises. Some are doing it voluntarily, as public awareness about the health dangers of secondhand smoke grows. Others are being forced by a growing number of state and local laws.

 

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