Tobacco Industry Interference in the Region of the Americas/ Interferencia de la Industria Tabacalera en la Región de las Américas
The tobacco industry sells deadly and addiction products that kill nearly 8 million people in the world annually -- 1 million of whom are in the Americas.
In the Caribbean, it is estimated that 5,600 deaths annually are attributable to smoking. More than USD $33 Billion is spent every year in Latin America to treat health problems caused by tobacco use.
The tobacco industry has not been held accountable because of its tactics.
The Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC), a partner of STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog, produced this video in cooperation with Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), and country partners in the region:
1. Argentina - Fundación InterAmericana del Corazón (FIC - Argentina)
2. Brazil - ACT Promoção da Saúde (ACT)
3. Columbia - Red PaPaz
4. Ecuador - Corporate Accountability; Fundación Ecuatoriana De Salud Respiratoria (FESAR); Alianza Antitabaco Ecuador
5. Jamaica - The Heart Foundation of Jamaica
6. Mexico - Salud Justa; Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública
7. Peru - Comisión Nacional Permanente de Lucha Antitabáquica