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[Caribbean] Jamaica To Evaluate WHO's Call For Heavy Taxation On Tobacco Industry

Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton says he along with stakeholders will be evaluating the call by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for heavy taxation on the tobacco industry.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jan 25, 2017 15:01
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Leading Causes of Cancer Mortality — Caribbean Region, 2003–2013

Lung and cervical cancers are important preventable causes of morbidity and mortality in most of the Caribbean countries. Lung cancers can be prevented through primary prevention of exposure to risk factors such as smoking
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Dec 16, 2016 22:25
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[Caribbean, South America/Caribbean] Jamaicans must get tobacco conscious and secure their health — Ferguson

Former Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson continues to argue that the use of tobacco posed so many health risks to Jamaicans, that it was in their best interest to prevent certain people from violating the regulation that guards against smoking in pub
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:23
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] RATTRAY: What happened to anti-smoking?

Jamaica's anti-smoking legislation has been inexplicably languishing, static, frozen in time since July 2013, when tobacco-control regulations were enacted. The online copy of Minister Tufton's Sectoral Debate presentation, delivered in Gordon House on J
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 11, 2016 17:44
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[Belize, Caribbean, Latin America] Teens binge drinking, smoking tobacco and marijuana in high quantities

A report from the Inter-American Observatory on Drugs which compiles a comparative analysis of drug use among high school students in 13 Caribbean countries cites high rates of binge alcohol drinking and smoking of tobacco and marijuana among Belizean you
Breakingbelizenews.com (bz)
added Jul 8, 2016 02:16
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[Barbados] Campaign against Chronic Diseases Set for the Caribbean

Caribbean Press Releases (bb)
added Sep 18, 2007 00:00
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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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[Caribbean] Is this the most expensive holiday ever? One-week trip to a remote island goes on sale for $1 MILLION - with perks including unlimited champagne, caviar tasting, cigar making and a pot of gold

Shopping website VeryFirstTo.com has launched the lavish trip in a bid to appeal to its uber-rich clientele.... The package also offers guests the chance to design their own cigar with experts, if smoking is their thing.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 24, 2017 19:02
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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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[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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