Guatemala: Tobacco and Alcohol Advertising

A new commission set up by the Ministry of Health will regulate advertising of tobacco and alcohol and will look at increasing taxes.  

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The National Commission for the Prevention of Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases and Cancer, established by the Ministry of Health and Welfare will be responsible for the regulation of advertising of snuff and alcohol and also promote the consumption of healthy foods.

"Among its functions is to ensure a total ban on advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco, and the placement of diagrams on cigarette packs, raising taxes and providing treatments for giving up smoking. It will also verify compliance with the Act on Free Environments of Tobacco Smoke".

"The commission will be composed of representatives of the Ministries of Health, Education, Finance, Economy and Agriculture, as well as universities, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Foundation for Child Renal Sickness, the United Nations Children's Fund , the United Nations Food Organization, and the World Food Programme, among others. "

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