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[Caribbean, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Where is the enforcement of the no-smoking zones?

as smokers continue to make a mockery of the ban, Dr Fenton Ferguson...told The Gleaner on Tuesday that it was now a police matter to execute the law and has called for greater enforcement and public education on the control measures, which he described a
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:15
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Up in smoke - ban on lighting up in public places mostly ignored

Now almost four years since the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations, 2013, came into full effect, there is little proof that the authorities have found a way to stop smoking in public spaces. Visits to a number of bars across Kingston on Tuesday
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:15
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[Caribbean] Cuba Updates its Regulations Related to Tobacco Consumption

Updating the existing regulations to control smoking in public places is part of Cuba''s campaign to celebrate World No Tobacco Day, to be held on May 31. The head of the Department of School Health at the Ministry of Education (Mined), Yanira Gomez, rem
Prensa Latina (cu)
added May 25, 2017 22:38
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PAHO Encourages Caribbean Countries to Tax Tobacco, Alcohol and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages to Reduce Burden of Noncommunicable Disease

PAHO/WHO is bringing together health and finance officials from 17 countries and territories for the Caribbean Subregional Workshop on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in Barbados May 16-18, to discuss the benefits of adopting such measures
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added May 17, 2017 20:58
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] WHO to support Health Ministry with enforcing tobacco control regulations

The ministry in a release said the Convention Secretariat, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and WHO, will provide technical support on the areas identified as priorities for strengthening the implementation of the con
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added May 11, 2017 00:37
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] GARDNER: Repeal the ‘non-smoking’ Act!

The police, who are charged with enforcing the law, have not only been ignoring these offences but are often themselves subscribing to the offence by smoking in public places. Civilians who complain are often abused or threatened. This situation warrants
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Apr 11, 2017 14:47
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Carreras commends police for counterfeit cigarette bust

for a bust last week of 58 cartons of counterfeit Craven A cigarettes. In a media release, the cigarette distribution company said the seized items had an estimated street value of $545,200 and represented “significant headway in the fight against illici
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Apr 10, 2017 21:19
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] WHO to support Health Ministry with enforcing tobacco control regulations

to accelerate plans to enforce tobacco control regulations. The ministry in a release said the Convention Secretariat, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and WHO, will provide technical support on the areas identified a
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Apr 6, 2017 01:38
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Smoking scam ... consumers turn to counterfeit cigarettes after tax hike

Some smokers are turning to counterfeit cigarette brands to get their high in light of the increase in the special consumption tax on cigarettes.
Jamaica Star (jm)
added Mar 22, 2017 16:51
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[Caribbean, Cuba, South America/Caribbean] Tobacco farmers celebrate bumper crop

Cuba's tobacco farmers are celebrating a bumper crop after two bad years that coincided with a boom in demand set off by a surge of tourists and looser United States rules on cigar-buying. One night of rain combined with a winter chill can ruin a tobacc
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 16, 2017 21:17
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