Is Costa Rica’s anti-tobacco law encouraging smuggling?
Contraband
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Contraband
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Is Costa Rica’s anti-tobacco law encouraging smuggling?

Zach Dyer - March 26, 2014

Two years after Costa Rica passed an aggressive national anti-smoking law, the number of illegal smokes seized by law enforcement has skyrocketed by 89 percent, according to…

Smugglers play central role in money laundering, say law enforcement
Business
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Business
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Smugglers play central role in money laundering, say law enforcement

Zach Dyer - February 11, 2014

Some people really bring the party. Costa Rica's National Police discovered 814 boxes containing more than 19,000 bottles of beer, and another 76 boxes with 1,030 bottles of…

Health
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Costa Rica’s Social Security System is going to text you to stop smoking

L. Arias - January 22, 2014

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or the Caja, wants to reduce the number of people who smoke, as well as the high costs public hospitals incur in…

Archive
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Government collects almost $20,000 in fines for smoking

L. Arias - June 3, 2013

In a little more than a year since a new smoking ban in public places took effect, the Health Ministry has collected nearly ₡10 million (some $20,000)…

Archive
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Hotel owners to request changes in anti-smoking law

L. Arias - May 22, 2013

The Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH) will ask the government to modify the law that prohibits smoking in public places, because hotels, restaurants and casinos have…

Archive
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Tobacco company wants overhaul of Costa Rica’s smoking ban

L. Arias - May 29, 2012

The British American Tobacco Company is taking advantage of a time frame for public consultation to ask for changes to an anti-smoking law adopted last March. Felicio…

Archive
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No smoking ban in Costa Rican bars, restaurants goes into effect

Matt Levin - March 27, 2012

After Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla signed the Control of Tobacco and its Harmful Effects on Health Bill on Thursday, approving sweeping reforms to Costa Rica’s regulations…

Archive
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President signs anti-smoking bill

Matt Levin - March 23, 2012

From the print edition President Laura Chinchilla on Thursday morning signed the Control of Tobacco and its Harmful Effects on Health Bill, approving wide-ranging changes to Costa…

Archive
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court declares anti-smoking bill constitutional

Matt Levin - March 20, 2012

Read the full text of the bill here The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) ruled Tuesday that Costa Rica’s anti-tobacco bill is constitutional. In…