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Meetings and Events of the CARMEN Network: List and Access
The CARMEN Network, coordinated by PAHO, focuses on the integrated prevention of chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs) and their risk factors. From 2005 on, the documentation from all meetings of the CARMEN Network will be disseminated via this page.(9/Jun/2009)
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CARMEN: A Network for Integrated Prevention and Control of Chronic Noncommunicable Disease in the Americas
The CARMEN Pan American Network was developed because there was an increasing awareness among PAHO member countries that chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs) account for nearly two-thirds of the total number of deaths in the Americas, and that, to a large extent, these diseases are dependent on risk factors and lifestyles that are amenable to modification. This page tells about the CARMEN network and how it contributes to NCD prevention and control throughout the Americas, with a multitude of links to its products, partners, and various activities (CARMEN Policy Observatory, CARMEN School, Pan American Cardiovascular Initiative, Central American Diabetes Initiative, etc.).(9/Jun/2009)
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Tobacco Control - CD41_7
Tobacco Control CD41_7.pdf 7 July 1999(16/Sep/2005)
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Tobacco Control - CD43.R12-e
Tobacco Control - CD 43.R12-e.pdf 24-28 September 2001(16/Sep/2005)
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Tobacco Control - CD43_13-e
CD43_13-e.pdf 18 July 2001(16/Sep/2005)
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World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2001
World No Tobacco Day is celebrated across the world with media campaigns and other activities. PAHO's message this year is "Tobacco Smoke Harms us all. Let's Clear the Air"(30/May/2001)
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Message from Dr. George A.O. Alleyne, Director, PAHO, for World No Tobacco Day 2001:
Second-hand tobacco smoke kills. The evidence of this is crystal clear. Exposure to second-hand smoke causes lung cancer and heart disease in nonsmoking adults. It causes asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and ear infections in children. Exposure of the fetus to tobacco smoke significantly increases the risk of low birth weight, spontaneous abortion, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS, or crib death). (30/May/2001)
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World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2000
Quit the Dependency: Tobacco Costs Too Much - World No Tobacco Day 2000. In 1989, the World Health Assembly created World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), May 31, to encourage smokers to give up smoking and to raise public awareness about the health impact of tobacco. Global themes for WNTD have included tobacco-free workplaces, the media and tobacco, and growing up without tobacco. WNTD is celebrated across the world with media campaigns and other activities.(31/May/2000)
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World No Tobacco Day 2000 - Backgrounder 1/5: Tobacco in the Americas
According to available data in North America and Latin America, between 1996 and 1999 tobacco prevalence in the population ranged from a high of approximately 40% in Argentina and Chile, to a low of 22% in Peru. In some urban areas, more than half of young people smoke.(15/May/2000)
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World No Tobacco Day 2000—Backgrounder 2/5: Health Risks of Tobacco Use
In developing countries, many smokers are unaware of the risks of tobacco use. Even in developed countries, smokers and the population in general are unaware of many of the risks of smoking.(14/May/2000)
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World No Tobacco Day 2000—Backgrounder 3/5: Quit Tips for Individuals
It is not easy to quit smoking, because the nicotine in tobacco is a powerful, addictive drug. However, many smokers have successfully quit. The effort is worth it, as the health benefits are many.(13/May/2000)
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World No Tobacco Day 2000—Backgrounder 4/5: New Findings on the Health and Economic Impact of Tobacco Control Policies
There is good justification for governments to intervene to reduce tobacco use. Policies aimed at reducing demand for tobacco products are effective in reducing tobacco use. Tobacco control policies do not harm the economy.(12/May/2000)
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