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Uruguay’s President To Increase Regulation Of Tobacco, Alcohol Industries

Bloomberg: Uruguay’s President, Who Won a Fight With Big Tobacco, Is Now Targeting Alcohol
“Uruguay’s President Tabare Vazquez is taking his crusade against cigarettes to alcohol, while doubling down on tobacco regulation after a court threw out a dispute with Philip Morris. The government will issue a decree next week requiring all tobacco producers use the same plain wrapper, becoming the seventh nation to do so, the 77-year-old oncologist said in an interview in his Montevideo office overlooking the Rio de la Plata on Thursday. Lawmakers could pass government-sponsored legislation to increase control over Uruguay’s loosely regulated alcohol industry as early as this year, he said…” (Parks, 10/20).

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