O'Neill Institute   |  May 22, 2009

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The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (the “O’Neill Institute”), the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (“CTFK”) and The Alliance for Tobacco Control (“ACTBr”), hereby respectfully submit the following shadow report; the purpose of which is to assist the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as it evaluates the second periodic report filed by the Federative Republic of Brazil (the “State” or “Brazil”). This report will focus on the State’s obligations regarding Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the fight against tobacco use. In particular, we examine the prevailing law and the tasks which remain to be done in the context of tobacco use prevention as well as activities which are intended to protect the community from tobacco’s damaging impact.

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