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Smoking in Brazil

The prevalence of current tobacco smoking has been decreasing in the general population in Brazil, from 25% in 2000 to 14% in 2015, with a further decrease to 10% projected by 2025. The decreasing trend in smoking prevalence for men went from 30% in 2000 to 18.5% in 2015, with a further decrease to 14% projected by 2025. For women it has decreased from 20% in 2000 to 11% in 2015, with a further decrease to 7% projected by 2025. The WHO published prevalence trend estimates in tobacco smoking, as shown here, in their 2018 2nd edition report, which show slightly different smoking prevalence to the WHO country profiles. Data for the estimates are not age standardised, and were obtained from WHO databases. The trend lines are projections, not predictions, of future attainment. A projection indicates a likely endpoint if the country maintains its tobacco control efforts at the same level that it has implemented them to date. Therefore the impact of recent interventions could alter the expected endpoint shown in the projection. While the methods of estimation used in the first and second editions of the WHO report are the same, the volume of data available for the second edition is larger i.e. 200 more national surveys. The results presented are therefore more robust.

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February 27, 2024 by 2firsts.com

Brazilian E-cigarette Public Consultation: over 13,000 Suggestions Received

Anvisa of Brazil concluded a public consultation on e-cigarettes, receiving over 13,000 suggestions, including 92 from foreign countries like Canada and the United States. The agency is revising regulations, prompted by a bill proposing strict restrictions on e-cigarette products. Data shows 6 million adult smokers in Brazil have tried e-cigarettes, with 2.2 million regular users. Public feedback will heavily influence future e-cigarette policies in the country.

February 09, 2024 by clivebates.com

Why Brazil should drop its vape prohibition proposal

The Brazilian government is proposing a prohibition of vapes and heated tobacco products. This consultation response sets out why this will protect the cigarettes trade, promote smoking, nurture criminal networks and do more harm than good. I just responded to the latest (of many) Brazilian consultations on its plans to prohibit vapes and heated tobacco products, which its regulator wrongly refers to as “Electronic Smoking Devices. ”

January 04, 2024 by gfn.tv

GFN's NEW YEAR WISHES #9

LATAM FIGHT FOR SAFER PRODUCTS | With Ignacio Leiva and Alexandro Lucian

December 01, 2023 by gfn.tv

PART 2: WHAT NEXT FOR BRAZIL? | Featuring Alexandro Lucian

In part two of our Brazil special, Alexandro Lucian walks us through the mayhem of black market vaping sales in Brazil amidst calls for reform of the blanket vaping ban currently in place.

November 28, 2023 by gfn.tv

BRAZIL'S THR HEADACHE | Alexandro Lucian discusses the way forward for Brazil's vaping activists

Brazilian tobacco harm reduction (THR) activists face an uphill battle against the combined efforts of vaping bans, well funded anti-THR messaging and nicotine misinformation. In today's episode, we're joined by Alexandro Lucian to find out if there's a way forward for THR in Brazil.

November 14, 2023 by youtube.com

Vaping In Brazil With Alexandro “Hazard” Lucian

[...] Alberto Gomez Hernandez, takes us on a journey through the vaping scene in Brazil, featuring a thought-provoking conversation with Alexandro “Hazard” Lucian, the driving force behind Vapor Aqui. In this episode, explore the maze of vaping regulations in Brazil, shedding light on how decisions made within its borders might set precedents for the wider Latin American region.

July 18, 2023 by filtermag.org

Anti-Vape Propaganda Finds a Home in Brazil’s Medical Cannabis Industry

On June 27, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies rolled out the Portuguese translation of Transform Drug Policy’s How to Regulate Cannabis: A Practical Guide. It covers social equity taxation, in the context of making reparations for communities harmed by Brazil’s punitive cannabis policies. That same day, prominent right-wing magazine Veja claimed that the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) was about to restrict importation of cannabis flower—in part by citing misinformation about smoking and vaping medical cannabis products.

September 02, 2022 by brazilian.report

Brazilian Justice Ministry cracks down on e-cigarette retail sales

The Justice Ministry on Thursday ordered 33 Brazilian businesses to suspend e-cigarette sales. They have 48 hours to comply or face daily fines of BRL 5,000 (USD 960). E-cigarettes have been banned in Brazil since 2009, but they can easily be bought in supermarkets, tobacconists, and online. [...] In July, federal health regulator Anvisa voted to uphold the country's e-cigarette ban.

May 10, 2022 by clivebates.com

Will Brazil rethink its vaping prohibition?

Brazil’s public health agency, ANVISA, has been consulting on whether the long-standing policy of prohibition of vaping products should be retained or lifted. [...] Unfortunately, it looks like the Brazilian authorities have allowed too much tobacco control prohibitionist rhetoric and pseudoscience to influence their posture.

The basic options are:

Maintain prohibition
Maintain prohibition but with enhanced communication and education
Legalise and regulate the manufacture, import and sale of vaping products.
The fundamental issue is that the Brazilian authorities are not recognising the interaction between smoking and smoke-free products – i.e. tobacco harm reduction.

April 14, 2022 by tobaccoreporter.com

Brazil Starts Consultation on E-Cigarettes

Brazil’s national drug agency, Anvisa, has opened a consultation on e-cigarettes, reports Portal Rondonia. The agency is seeking technical and scientific information to help it craft regulations for the product category.

The import, sale and advertising of e-cigarettes is banned in Brazil, but the products are said to be widely available anyway.

Brazil’s Pulmonology Society has already expressed its opposition to e-cigarettes, claiming they are a threat to public health.