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[Caribbean, Jamaica] RAMAKANT: Tobacco endgame is critical 'cog in the wheel' for sustainable development

“Coordination between specific health programmes and inter-sectoral collaboration is fundamental to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We cannot end TB unless we also reduce tobacco use. We cannot avert premature deaths caused by NCDs
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 11, 2017 18:09
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[China, Dominican Republic] Caribbean Cigar Makers Turn to the European and Chinese Markets

Radhames Rodriguez is using a rare tobacco and special wrapper to roll 50,000 of his new premium cigars, the Pulita, in the Dominican Republic. U.S. aficionados shouldn’t get their hopes up though -- the limited-edition cigar won’t be on sale anywhere nea
Bloomberg News
added Aug 10, 2017 17:06
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[Caribbean, Virgin Islands] DOH LAUNCHES SMOKE-FREE CAMPAIGN

The USVI Department of Health (D.O.H.) officially launched its “Be Smoke-Free Tobacco Campaign,” with the posting of billboards in select areas on St. Croix (Hannah’s Rest, Villa Lorraine and Sunny Isle Shopping Center), D.O.H. announced today. The camp
Virgin Islands Consortium (vi)
added Jul 28, 2017 15:05
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[Caribbean, Trinidad And Tobago] VIDEO: Counterfeit cigarettes

The minister of health is warning of counterfeit cigarettes flooding the local market. While smoking, on the whole, poses a severe risk to health, these fake cigarettes are said to contain toxic metals and according to the minister are a severe public he
CNC3 TELEVISON (tt)
added Jul 24, 2017 18:47
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Increase Coming On Tobacco Tax

Government has warned that it will be increasing taxes on tobacco and its related products in line with recommended rates set by the World Health Organization to fight lifestyle diseases. But, Carreras, one of the leading marketers and distributors here,
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 20, 2017 19:27
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Tobacco Control Bill under review, says Tufton

Dr Tufton said the comprehensive legislation seeks to address critical matters which have not been addressed under the existing Tobacco Control Regulations. These, he said, include: Regulating the interactions of Government officials with the tobacco ind
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 20, 2017 19:24
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[Antigua, Caribbean] Editorial: Where are the boundaries?

The government has the unenviable task to determine where the boundaries exist and how far the regulations must intervene. We wish them luck and suggest that they embark on a serious set of stakeholder and public consultations. In the end, the health of
Antigua Daily Observer (ag)
added Jul 17, 2017 13:26
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VIDEO: CIVIL SOCIETY LED TOBACCO CONTROL ADVOCACY IN THE CARIBBEAN REPORT

the report outlines a ‘road map’ for advocacy and action in tobacco control and shares lessons learned and strategies needed to implement key articles of the FCTC.
Healthy Caribbean Coalition (bb)
added Jul 16, 2017 15:25
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Civil Society Led Tobacco Control Advocacy in the Caribbean: Experiences from The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (PDF)

The mandate for accelerated implementation of the WHO FCTC is clear: tobacco use is the only modifiable risk factor common to all 4 main NCDs (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and chronic lung disease). Tobacco use kills 6 million people per y
Healthy Caribbean Coalition (bb)
added Jul 16, 2017 15:20
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Civil society shaping tobacco control in the Caribbean

The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) and the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) have recently published a document full of such experiences and advice, designed to assist those working in tobacco control and in the broader fight against non-com
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Jul 16, 2017 15:09
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