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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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Building Public Awareness About Passive Smoking Hazards
Tobacco Control Strategy Planning, Companion Guide #1a Building Public Awareness About Passive Smoking Hazards(22/Jul/2005)
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Strategy Planning for Tobacco Control Advocacy
Tobacco Control Strategy Planning Guide #1 Strategy Planning for Tobacco Control Advocacy(22/Jul/2005)
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Towards health with justice - Litigation and public inquiries as tools for tobacco control
Towards health with justice Litigation and public inquiries as tools for tobacco control(22/Jul/2005)
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Past, Current and Future Trends in Tobacco Use
H N P Discussion Paper Economics of Tobacco Control Paper No. 6 Past, Current and Future Trends in Tobacco Use February 2003(22/Jul/2005)
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Building Support for 100% Smoke-Free Environments in the Americas
Building Support for 100% Smoke-Free Environments in the Americas July 2004(22/Jul/2005)
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Tobacco Control - Measures
Effective Tobacco Control Measures(27/Jun/2005)
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Tobacco Control - Data, Surveillance and Research
PAHO - Tobacco Data, Surveillance and Research(27/Jun/2005)
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Tobacco Control - WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)(27/Jun/2005)
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Tobacco Control - World No Tobacco Day
PAHO - World No Tobacco Day(27/Jun/2005)
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Tobacco Control Homepage
Homepage for the PAHO Tobacco Control Unit(23/Jun/2005)
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The Role of Health Professionals in Tobacco Control
Developed for World No Tobacco Day 2005. Because health professionals reach a large percentage of the population in a health setting, they have the opportunity to help change behavior by providing information on the dangers of smoking and techniques for quitting. They can also forewarn children and adolescents of the dangers of tobacco. (Booklet, 2005)(12/May/2005)
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L'OPS lance l'Initiative Amériques sans tabac
L'Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé (OPS) a lancé aujourd'hui l'initiative Amériques sans tabac, campagne déployée sur plusieurs années pour protéger le public contre le tabagisme passif en créant des environnements sans tabac. Le lancement lors de la Journée mondiale sans tabac le 31 mai vise à sensibiliser aux effets nuisibles du tabagisme passif et à mobiliser l'action pour créer des foyers, des lieux du travail et des communautés sans tabac.(6/Jul/2001)
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L'OPS annonce les gagnants du Concours
Washington le 31 mai 2001 (OPS)- L'Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé a annoncé aujourd'hui les gagnants d'un concours à l'échelle régionale « Pour un air pur », organisé pour récompenser les individus et institutions de l'Hémisphère occidental qui ont fait des contributions importantes à la réduction de l'exposition au tabagisme passif.(6/Jul/2001)
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What can be done about second-hand smoke? (World No Tobacco Day 2001)
smoke-free homes The best place to begin is right at home. Make your home smoke-free. Let your loved ones and visitors know that you care about their health and about your own. Post posters and cards reminding your guests that they are in a smoke-free area. (30/May/2001)
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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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Second-hand Smoke and the Tobacco Industry (World No Tobacco Day 2001)
Second-hand smoke is one of the most critical issues facing tobacco companies today. Increasing public knowledge about the health effects of second-hand smoke threatens tobacco companies' future profits and makes them accountable for the damage caused by tobacco products, not only in smokers, but also in people who are exposed to second-hand smoke.(9/May/2001)
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Frequently asked questions about second-hand smoke (World No Tobacco Day 2001)
What is second-hand smoke? Second-hand smoke results from the "sidestream" smoke that comes from the burning tip of a cigarette and the "mainstream" smoke that is exhaled by the smoker. Second-hand smoking, passive smoking, involuntary smoking or exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) all refer to the phenomena of breathing other people's smoke. (9/May/2001)
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Clearing the Air Contest
PAHO/WHO is inviting nominations from the Region of the Americas for the "Clearing the Air" competition in conjunction with World No Tobacco Day, May 31st, 2001. On May 31st PAHO/WHO will recognize governments, mayors, institutions and individuals who have made a significant contribution to "clearing the air" of tobacco smoke in their communities.(9/Mar/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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El tabaquismo en América Latina, Estados Unidos y Canadá (Período 1990-1999)
Folleto proporcionando información sobre el consumo del tabaco en diferentes países latinoamericanos, Estados Unidos y Canadá, durante el período 1990-1999.(30/Jun/1999)
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