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Brazil backs tobacco product regulations

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Brazil has announced it will support positive measures to reduce tobacco consumption during the fourth Conference of the Parties (COP-4).

Among the measures the country will support is the prohibition of tobacco flavours and Burley tobacco. However, the Brazilian government will suggest that every country upholds the ban as the way they think best.

During COP-4, Brazil’s Health Ministry also plans to present other ways to reduce tobacco consumption such as education campaigns and warnings on packaging.

Later this week Brazil’s senate is expected to approve a bill that prohibits smokehouses across the country, which will affect about 50,000 tobacco producers in the south of the country.

To combat this the Ministry of Agrarian Development has a program of crop diversification as an alternative for farmers.

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