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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Christopher Tufton: Tobacco lobby all smoke and mirrors

Yet, the tobacco industry would have us acquiesce to its call for a reduction in the SCT on cigarettes, suggesting that to do so would be to stymie the illicit trade in tobacco. However, to reduce the SCT would be to encourage greater consumption of tob
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Aug 31, 2018 01:34
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Carreras warns against insect parts, faecal matter in illegal cigarettes

MANAGING director of Carreras Limited Marcus Steele has warned that the growing trade in illicit cigarettes poses an even greater threat to the health of consumers, citing industry analysis which indicate that illegal cigarettes have been found to conta
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 29, 2018 06:46
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[Caribbean, Virgin Islands] St. Thomas juries award $113 million in smoking lawsuits ($$)

A first-of-its-kind consolidated trial in a lawsuit over the deaths of two territorial residents from cigarette smoke awarded $113 million in damages, lawyers in the case say. The civil trial involved two separate six-person juries hearing arguments in t
Virgin Islands Daily News (vg)
added Aug 28, 2018 05:06
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Health ministry: No reduction of special consumption tax on cigarettes

Any expectation that the special consumption tax on cigarettes will be reduced has been stumped by the Ministry of Health, which has said that it was not going to happen anytime soon. The leading marketer and distributor of cigarettes and tobacco produc
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Aug 15, 2018 15:16
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[Antigua, Caribbean] ABLP colleagues clash over Tobacco Bill restriction

Member of parliament for St. Mary’s North Molwyn Joseph, who is also the minister of health, received some push back from members of his own party concerning restrictions on cigarette smokers found in the Tobacco Control Bill 2017 presented to parliament
Antigua Daily Observer (ag)
added Jul 25, 2018 00:59
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[Caribbean] Barbados: Expansion of smoking ban under consideration

While divulging little about proposed changes to the law, Minister of Health John Boyce said Government would look to extend the ban beyond covered areas because when people step outside of a facility such as a restaurant to smoke, those dining inside we
St. Lucia Times (lc)
added Feb 26, 2018 20:29
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[Barbados, Caribbean] Expansion of smoking ban under consideration

The anti-smoking legislation prohibits smoking in public places such as structures or facilities owned or occupied by the state or a statutory boards; factories, workplaces or other structures that are fully or substantially enclosed; and hotel lobbies,
Barbados Today (bb)
added Feb 25, 2018 02:02
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] BUCKLAND: Join the fight against lung cancer

NOVEMBER is lung cancer awareness month...let us all join in the fight against lung cancer this November by encouraging our friends who smoke to give up the habit, while reminding others to pay attention to their family history and environment.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Nov 15, 2017 22:40
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Gov't Warned Against Stymieing Social Outreach With Tobacco Bill

Managing Director of tobacco company Carreras Limited Marcus Steele says the Government should tread carefully in its plans to introduce new tobacco legislation so as to avoid undermining the social outreach of the company and other players in the indust
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:16
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, Latin America] C'bean health ministers agree on new agenda to attain universal health by 2030

The new strategy aims to accelerate the implementation of these four measures, which are part of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), PAHO said, noting that the treaty was ratified in 2005, “but its implementation has been uneven in a
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:14
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