Archive for July 24th, 2012

To Smoke Or Not To Smoke In Costa Rica

Costa Rica was actually the first to enact antismoking laws in Latin America, banning smoking in the workplaces in the ’80s, but now it lags far behind all its neighbors, such as Uruguay, Honduras and Guatemala. Each attempt at legislation has been stifled every step of the way by tobacco companies, senators, even health ministry officials and doctors.