Cigarettes increase by 5%

The company Massalin Particular reported that the increase responds to face a scale in its costs.

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On Tuesday, the company Massalin Particular reported that, in order to face the increase in costs, decided to increase 5% in the price of their products. “The company continues to look for ways to give sustainability to its operations in the country, strongly hit by the spectacular increase in taxes that went into effect last May and the consequent cut in sales,” said the owner of Marlboro in a statement. .

Today the tax burden reaches 80% of the sale price of cigarettes, adds the firm. Among the main brands that the company marlboro marketed, it will cost $ 46 in its KS version and $ 47 in its version box; Philip Morris, which will cost $ 43 in its KS version and $ 44 in its version box, and the Chesterfield brand that will remain at $ 33 in its ks version and $ 35 in its version box.

Other brands such as Benson & Hedges, Parliament and Virginia Slims sold $ 52 in its box version of 20 cigarettes.

Social organizations submit to the CEDAW Committee a report that reflects the failings of the Argentine State in the protection of women from the consequences of smoking

Within the framework of the 65th session of the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) that takes place in Geneva, the Inter-American Heart Foundation Argentina (FIC Argentina), O ‘Neill Institute for the National and Global Law of Health, the Foundation for the Study and Research of Women (FEIM), the Foundation for the Development of Sustainable Policies (FUNDEPS) and the Free Alliance of Smoke Argentina (ALIAR) presents a shadow report where they ask the Committee to recommend to the Argentine State to advance with measures that prevent and reduce the consumption of tobacco among women.

The shadow report “The control of tobacco in Argentina: the adoption of measures to protect the health of women”, concludes that the current tobacco control legislation in Argentina does not comply with the obligations in force in the Convention on the health of women and girls The recommendations emphasize the need for Argentina to ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control so that it has more tools that seek to protect the health of women. In turn, the organizations recommend that all tobacco advertising be prohibited and that tobacco taxes be increased through an effective and sustainable policy in the medium and long term. It also means that the government prohibits the use of additives and flavors in cigarettes and that it promotes the adoption of tobacco control policies at the national level with the objective that the provinces have a minimum standard of protection for women’s health.

In this line, Belén Ríos, lawyer of FIC Argentina and member of the Argentine delegation together with the references of Amnesty International, the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), of the Committee of Latin America and the Caribbean for the Defense of Rights of Women (CLADEM), among others, said: “Since 2010, the number of women who die per year due to smoking is increasing.

This reflects the lack of tobacco control policies that protect the health and lives of women. We hope that the Committee will collect our recommendations and urge the National State to adopt measures that protect women and girls from the consequences of smoking. At the same time, they hope that it will advance with the prohibition of full publicity of tobacco advertising for tobacco companies that point to many of their marketing campaigns to girls and women. ”

He added: “In addition, there was a formal oral presentation by NGOs to the Committee yesterday, where some of the priority topics included in the reports prepared by civil society were reviewed, for the first time in history, tobacco control. It was one of the most outstanding issues, which reflects the need to move forward with measures that protect women’s health from the consequences of this epidemic. ”

FIC Argentina also participated in the preparation and presentation of another report carried out with 18 organizations that account for the advances, setbacks, failures and omissions of the Argentine State regarding its obligation to respect, guarantee and enforce the rights contained in the Convention. CEDAW. FIC Argentina collaborated in the development of the health section for the real situation in our country, in the context of the risk factors of noncommunicable diseases and their consequences in women. The Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the expert body that oversees the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination.